The Seattle Asian Art Museum has an incredible new look
You may have noticed that huge building in Volunteer Park getting a facelift this past year. That building is the reinspired Seattle Asian Art Museum and she’s looking real nice these days. If you’d ever visited it before, you probably noticed it needed a little TLC. Well, it got all that and more!
At the moment, the reopening of the Seattle Asian Art Museum is sounding like the most promising arts venture in the city of Seattle. The SAAM (for short) is going to be getting rid of locational exhibitions.
Instead of classic divisions by country, the museum will be combining objects from all countries of the largest continent into exhibitions that reveal the complexity and diversity of Asia. That means you’ll probably get to see a lot more of the museum’s collection, so it’s a win-win for everyone.
It’s not just the building and exhibition spaces that are being changed, oh no, it’s a lot more fun than that. The new and improved SAAM will have a new Asian Paintings Conservation Center, an education studio, and the Gardner Center for Asian Arts and Ideas. All of these features will allow visitors to gain more insight into Asian art.
We highly recommend you check it out, especially because it will be free on the opening weekend- February 8th and 9th! If you’d like to learn more, click the link below.
When: Opens February 8
Where: 1400 E Prospect St
Hours: 10am – 5pm