Established in 1933, SAM houses a collection of more than 25,000 works of art including modern and ethnic art, 20th Century American paintings by Jacob Lawrence and Mark Tobey, and an appreciable collection of Aboriginal Australian Art. The museum also hosts international exhibits.
The Seattle Asian Art Museum and Olympic Sculpture Park are also part of SAM.
250 objects illuminate hundreds of years of Indian courtly life
Waterways as ancestral forces shaping the lives of indigenous people across the Pacific
65 works blend popular cultural references with elements of traditional Native American art
Images pose questions about the ever-expanding sprawl of unchecked growth
Artists convey vibrant narratives that resonate across global boundaries
How aristocrats shaped Japan's art history
145 works by 19th-century English artists resist the formulaic
Paintings evoke rather than describe nature
Installation reveals both the luxurious and degrading aspects of the porcelain trade