Asian Art Museum, Seattle, Washington

 
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Distance from city center: 1.6mi
Malika's pictureby Malika History & Culture travel tip
added on the 14th of September, 2010
The art deco building of the museum (built in 1931) fits perfectly into the tranquil environment of Volunteer park and the nearby Olympic Mountains.

The museum itself is not very big, but really great. Some of the permanent exhibitions and objects include Korean, Chinese and Japanese items from a wide historical period, one of the richest and most valuable collections outside Asia.

They have a great exhibit of Buddha sculptures from all over the Hindu world, a beautiful snuff-bottle and jade collection from China and many other amazing things.

The museum is cheap and beautiful and the staff very friendly and helpful. Asian Art Museum is definitely a must-see in Seattle.

Address:
Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E Prospect St, Seattle, WA 98112-3303, USA

Price:
Adults: $7
Students/Seniors: $5
Children under 12: free

Opening Hours:
Hours vary, better check the website.

On the web:
http://seattleartmuseum.org

 
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zdanko wrote on Sep 15, 2010 7:54:
They also have special events like tea ceremonies, Asian dance shows and Asian movie evenings. I've been to a tea ceremony and it's a great possibility to learn about Japanese culture.Reply
 
 
 
 
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