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.
Local Expert Corinne Whiting Says:
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."
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.