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Seattle Art Museum

Seattle Art Museum © Natokh
Seattle Art Museum © Natokh

Jonathon Borofsky's massive steel kinetic sculpture Hammering Man stands outside the Seattle Art Museum. And what sits within are ranges of exhibits covering European and American art, from ancient art to contemporary pieces. Currently the museum has over 23,000 pieces, with recent acquisitions of artists like Graves, Trabellesi and Hokusai. Free guided tours of the different collections are offered. The museum has a focus on collecting and exhibiting art from around the world, covering many cultures and time periods including Mesoamerican art and Aboriginal Art. The Asian Art Museum is affiliated to the original and is located at 1400 East Prospect Street, filled with Asian art from as far back as the 2nd century, while the Olympic Sculpture Park is a permanent outdoor exhibition of sculptures, including Eye Benches I, Father and Son and Schubert Sonata.

Address: 1300 First Avenue

Website: www.seattleartmuseum.org

Telephone: (206) 654 3210

Transport: Metro bus

Opening times: Wednesday to Monday 10am-5pm; Thursdays 10am-5pm; closed Monday.

Admission: $20 adults, $13 youth 13-17, free for under 13; other concessions available. Special exhibition ticket prices vary.