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Museums: Art comes in all shapes and sizes, and this venue will appeal to those who often least expect it. This university museum specializes in contemporary art. Permanent and temporary exhibits ensure that there's always something fascinating to peruse, and informational displays and workshops teach children and adults alike about artistic styles and techniques. Guests who want to learn more about the artwork can take a guided tour or drop in on the lectures provided. The 40,000-square-foot museum also features a 154-seat auditorium, a multi-media gallery, cafe, bookstore and sculpture court. Artists whose works are on display include Stuart Davis, James Turrell and Lionel Feininger, among many other notable talents.

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Museums: "Located on the University of Washington campus, the contemporary art center features innovative programming, public education, diverse film and lecture series and exhibitions. After touring its galleries, head to the edge of campus for nearby waterfront dining at Agua Verde Cafe & Paddle Club."

Best for Museums Because: The Henry Art Museum is a haven for contemporary art located on the University of Washington campus.

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