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Seattle Asian Art Museum
  • 1400 E Prospect St

    Volunteer Park

    Seattle, WA 98112

  • Phone: 206-654-3100

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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.





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Ten Best Logo 03 Local Expert Says:

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

Best 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.