What is the best Seattle museum to visit? If you stay only few days in Seattle and you would like to see one of the famous museums, there is a list below of the most interesting places.
The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) is the most well-known. Three locations: downtown Seattle (SAM downtown), Seattle Asian Art Museum (SAAM) and the Olympic Sculpture Park.
The SAM Downtown Seattle is located on First street (1300) corner of University street. It displays a large number of objects from different cultures, European, African, American... Visitors appreciate the great permanent collection and also interesting exhibitions, Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris and Going for Gold. The museum is opened every day except Mondays and Tuesdays, it's closed. Tip: The entrance to the museum is free on the first Thursday every month.
The Seattle Asian Art Museum (SAAM) is situated in Volunteer Park. It shows particularly art from Asia. The museum is free on the first Thursday, second Thursday from 5 to 9 pm, first Saturday for families and first Friday for seniors (62 and over) every month.
The Olympic Sculpture Park is a beautiful park where you walk between splendid sculptures. The most famous are the Eagle by Alexander Calder and the Wake by Richard Serra. The entrance is free. It's opened every day. Address: 2901 Western Avenue Seattle.
The EMP Museum or the Experience Music Project is very close to the Space Needle and the Seattle Center Monorail. The museum is a favorite place for music lovers and science fiction. Some of the best exhibitions are Jimi Hendrix: An Evolution of Sound, the Guitar Gallery and the Icons of Science Fiction. The museum is opened every day except closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Address: 525 5th Avenue North Seattle.
The Frye Art Museum displays the beautiful private collection of Charles and Emma Frye. Famous paintings in the museum: Judgement of Paris (Franz Stuck) The Shepherdess (William-Adolphe Bouguereau) and Venice (Hermann Corrodi). It's a free museum in Seattle. Address on First Hill: 704 Terry Avenue Seattle.
Wing Luke Museum is a Seattle museum in the Chinatown-International district. The museum covers mainly the culture and history of Asian Pacific American people. The permanent exhibition is about the story of Wing Luke. Small galleries represent stories of different communities (Vietnamese, Filipino, Indian).