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Seattle Art Museum

Seattle Art Museum

Seattle's downtown Art Museum is landmarked by the animated thudding massive steel sculpture by Jonathon Borofsky called 'Hammering Man' that stands outside. Inside the remarkable building, designed by Robert Venturi, are a large range of exhibits covering European and American art, from ancient art through to a vast 20th-century collection devoted to Northwest contemporary art. Free guided tours of the different collections are offered. The museum has a focus on collecting and exhibiting art from around the world, covering many cultures and a great expanse of time, and trying to find and explore the connections between cultures and over time. Some of the permanent collections include textiles, porcelain, Native and Mesoamerican art, Decorative art, and Australian, Aboriginal and Oceanic Art. Currently the museum has over 23,000 pieces, with recent acquisitions including an untitled 1937 Morris Graves painting, Portrait of Bartolomeo Sirigatti by Francesco Traballesi, In the Well o
Address: 1300 First Avenue
Telephone: (206) 654 3137
Transportation: Metro bus
Opening Time: Wednesday to Sunday 10am-5pm; closes 9pm Thursday and Friday.
Admission: $17 (adults), $13 (youth 13-17), free for under 13; other concessions available. Free admission on the first Thursday of every month. Special exhibition ticket prices vary.

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