Seattle Art Museum – Where the Past and the Present Collide
Seattle exudes a personality of a bubbly individual who enjoys taking life in big strides. There is more than meets the eye of this place they call the ‘Emerald City’. Home to one of the world’s richest and famous men, Bill Gates, the city is known to produce some innovators and free thinkers. Yet another famous personality that revolutionised the genre of ‘rock’ and lived in Seattle is Jimi Hendrix. Panoramic views await the visitor who sojourns to the city, and opportunities to hike, kayak, ski and camp will delight the nature enthuse. Whilst those who enjoy urban pleasures such as nightlife, dining, entertainment and shopping will find that Seattle has just the right mix for a memorable stay.
The visitor who appreciates art and its development over time will need to put the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) down as a must visit attraction. Investigating the connection between the past and present, the SAM is divided in to 3 unique locations. SAM Downtown offers an exiting and extensive list of permanent collections, international exhibits and a line up of programs. The Seattle Asian Art Museum is located in Volunteer Park and offers insight in to the world of Asian and Oriental art. Spread across 9 acres of land on Seattle’s waterfront is the Olympic Sculpture Park that features a stunning array of sculptures in the open air. Admission to the Olympic Sculpture Park is free, and on given days it is the same for SAM Downtown and the Seattle Asian Art Museum.
With a collection that spreads through many cultures of the world, SAM comes from a humble beginning in 1906 with a 1,926 pieces and has amassed a collection which now reaches over 23,000 pieces. The permanent exhibitions that a visitor can expect to see will cover such areas as Chinese art, Australian Aboriginal & Oceanic art, American art, Southeast Asian art, African art, native and Mesoamerican art, Ancient Mediterranean & Islamic art, decorative art, European art, Japanese art, Korean art, modern and contemporary art, northwest art and textiles.
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