Seattle Asian Art Museum

Seattle Asian Art Museum

1400 E Prospect St
Seattle, WA 98112

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Phone: 206-654-3100
Phone: 206-654-3121

Hours:
Tue-Wed, Fri-Sun 10am-5pm; Thu 10am-9pm
Type:
Art Museums, Museums

10BEST Says

Best Attractions & Activities: Seattle's proximity to the Pacific Rim, combined with its substantial and longstanding Asian population, make the city an obvious home for a first-class repository of Asian art and artifacts. Primarily focusing on the work of artists from India, Japan, and Korea, the museum features an extensive array of pan-Asian art. Its collections encompass paintings, sculptures, and textiles, among other media, offering a broad cultural perspective on Asia's diverse traditions. Themes are both secular and religious, the latter highlighted by displays such as a meditating Buddha and Hindu deities, which illuminate the significance and reach of Asia's many religions. The museum store offers Asian merchandise and books.

Museums: This museum houses an extensive collection of pan-Asian art, focusing especially on works from India, Japan and Korea. Paintings, sculptures and textiles offer a cultural perspective on diverse traditions, and numerous displays (a meditating Buddha, Hindu deities) illuminate the significance and reach of Asia's many religions. The museum store offers Asian merchandise and books. The museum's website lists several days each month that offer free entry, like the first Saturday of each month when families maybe enter at no cost. The venue's hilltop setting in Capitol Hill features much green space and a Zen setting that visitors may enjoy wandering before or after exploring the museum.

Art Museums: This museum houses an extensive collection of pan-Asian art, focusing especially on works from India, Japan, and Korea. Paintings, sculptures, and textiles offer a cultural perspective on diverse traditions, and numerous displays (a meditating Buddha, Hindu deities) illuminate the significance and reach of Asia's many religions. The museum store offers Asian merchandise and books.


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Local Expert Says:

Best Attractions & Activities: "Public tour times and topics vary throughout the year; do some research ahead of time. Tours are free with museum admission. ​"

Museums: "The Seattle Asian Art Museum takes part in the Capitol Hill art walk called Blitz, meaning free admission from 5 to 9 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month."

Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: The Seattle Asian Art Museum in Capitol Hill entails a first-class repository of Asian art and artifacts.

Best for Museums Because: Capitol Hill's Seattle Asian Art Museum focuses on works from India, Japan and Korea. The museum features a serene setting and rich gift shop.

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