Seattle Art Museum Photos

The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) moved downtown in 1991 to a new building at University St. & 1st Ave. designed by Venturi, Scott Brown & Assoc. The location was expanded in 2007 by architect Brad Cloepfil to provide more gallery space & a 12 floor office tower for both the Museum & other tenants. SAM has collections of modern, American, Northwest Coast Native, porcelain, & antiquities arts. SAM's original building now houses the museum's Asian Art collection.

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Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Hammering Man moving sculpture by Jonathan Borofsky at entrance of Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Hammering Man sculpture before Seattle Art Museum & its 12 floor office tower. Seattle, WA.Hammering Man sculpture of Seattle Art Museum + Second & Seneca Building. Seattle, WA.
Seattle Art Museum (1991) (100 University St. at 1st Ave.). Seattle, WA. Architect: Venturi, Scott Brown & Assoc..Hammering Man moving sculpture (1992) by Jonathan Borofsky at entrance of Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Hammering Man sculpture before Seattle Art Museum & its 12 floor office tower. Seattle, WA.Hammering Man sculpture of Seattle Art Museum + Second & Seneca Building. Seattle, WA.
Entrance arch of Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Expansion to Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.SAM sign on new wing of Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Abstract of SAM sign on new wing of Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.
Entrance arch of Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Expansion to Seattle Art Museum (2007) (1300 1st Ave. at Union St.). Seattle, WA. Architect: Brad Cloepfil.SAM sign on new wing of Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Abstract of SAM sign on new wing of Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.
Northwest Coast Indian Art at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Details of Northwest Coast Indian totem & Huxwhukw mask at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Woman giving birth wooden first nations mask by Mungo Martin of Fort Rupert at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Northwest Coast native wooden mask of Crooked Beak by Willie Seaweed of Blunden Harbour at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.
Northwest Coast Indian Art at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Details of Northwest Coast Indian totem & Huxwhukw mask at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Woman giving birth wooden first nations mask (c1940) by Mungo Martin (Nakapankam) of Fort Rupert at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Northwest Coast native wooden mask of Crooked Beak (c1940) by Willie Seaweed of Blunden Harbour at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.
Northwest Coast native wooden feast dish of Crooked Beak by Calvin Hunt of Fort Rupert at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Northwest Coast native wooden Image of the Sun by Nuxalk artist at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Collection of Northwest Coast native wooden human face masks at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Northwest Coast native wooden Box of Daylight Raven hat by Tlingit artist of Taku at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.
Northwest Coast native wooden feast dish of Crooked Beak (1994) by Calvin Hunt (Tlasutiwalis) of Fort Rupert at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Northwest Coast native wooden Image of the Sun (c1880) by Nuxalk artist at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Collection of Northwest Coast native wooden human face masks (1830-1979) at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Northwest Coast native wooden Box of Daylight Raven hat (c1850) by Tlingit artist of Taku at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.
Northwest Coast native wooden eagle war helmet by Tlingit artist of Angoon at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Haida argillite pipe at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Upper Skgait native American cedar-root food basket at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Room of porcelain & China at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.
Northwest Coast native wooden eagle war helmet (c1780) by Tlingit artist of Angoon at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Haida argillite pipe (c1835-55) at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Upper Skgait native American cedar-root food basket (late 19th or early 20th C) at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Room of porcelain & China at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.
Meissen plate in porcelain room at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.English, French & Gernman China with Botanical designs in porcelain room at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Ming dynasty vase with enamel decoration in Chinese collection of Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Rookwood Pottery Vase with damselfly by Sallie Coyne in American collection of Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.
Meissen plate (c1740) in porcelain room at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.English, French & Gernman China with Botanical designs (c1750-75) in porcelain room at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Ming dynasty vase with enamel decoration (15th C) in Chinese collection of Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Rookwood Pottery Vase with damselfly (1906) by Sallie Coyne in American collection of Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.
Macchia by Dale Chihuly in glass collection of Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Seaform Set by Dale Chihuly in glass collection of Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Petroglyph Vessel by William Morris in glass collection of Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.European paintings in gallery at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.
Macchia (1986) by Dale Chihuly in glass collection of Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Seaform Set (1982) by Dale Chihuly in glass collection of Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Petroglyph Vessel (1989) by William Morris in glass collection of Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.European paintings in gallery at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.
Painted portrait of Dr. Silvester Gardiner of Boston by John Singleton Copley at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Puget Sound on the Pacific Coast painting by Albert Bierstadt at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Selection from the Egyptian collection of Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Egyptian funerary stele of house-mistress Udjarenes of pigment & plaster on wood at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.
Painted portrait of Dr. Silvester Gardiner of Boston (c1772) by John Singleton Copley at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Puget Sound on the Pacific Coast (1870) painting by Albert Bierstadt at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Selection from the Egyptian collection of Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Egyptian funerary stele of house-mistress Udjarenes (664-610 BCE) of pigment & plaster on wood at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.
Selection from the Roman art collection of Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Marble portrait head of Emperor Claudius at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.French gilt copper plaque symbol of St. Luke at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Persian ceramic mosaic of lion attacking a cow at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.
Selection from the Roman art collection of Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Marble portrait head of Emperor Claudius (54-68) at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.French gilt copper plaque symbol of St. Luke (14th C) at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Persian ceramic mosaic of lion attacking a cow (15th-16th C) at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.
Islamic art at Seattle Art Museum with an Anatolian prayer rug , Persian tombstone & tile. Seattle, WA.Collection of war shields from Irian Jaya & New Guinea at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Collection of masks from Eastern Africa Nigerian & Congo regions at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Collection of masks from Mali Eastern Africa at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.
Islamic art at Seattle Art Museum with an Anatolian prayer rug (late 19th-early 20th C), Persian tombstone (1143) & tile (18th C). Seattle, WA.Collection of war shields (prior to 1971) from Irian Jaya & New Guinea at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Collection of masks from Eastern Africa Nigerian & Congo regions at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Collection of masks from Mali Eastern Africa at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.
Modern art galleries at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Modern art galleries at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.

Modern art galleries at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Modern art galleries at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.


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