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Member Month

May 1 – 31 2024

Seattle Art Museum

Entire Building

10 AM – 5 PM

May is for Members! Every Wednesday through Sunday this month, enjoy perks and activities dedicated to SAM members like you at the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Asian Art Museum, and Olympic Sculpture Park.

All Month Long

Make the most of your membership perks! Every visit to SAM this May counts toward an entry into our special member-exclusive raffle.

  • Embark on member-only tours every week at alternating locations with rotating guides and content.

  • Stop by the Ticketing Desk at the Seattle Art Museum or Seattle Asian Art Museum to pick up a take-home art activity for kids created by SAM teaching artist Valencia Carroll.

  • Participate in an art-themed scavenger hunt at the Seattle Art Museum and Seattle Asian Art Museum. Kids can win mini art sets and adults get an additional raffle entry upon completion.

  • Indulge in a members-only $20 margarita flight and enjoy happy hour prices on all cocktails all day at MARKET Seattle. Plus, enjoy member-exclusive Ahi Poke Nachos for $15 during happy hour from 2 pm–close.

  • Enter for a chance to win one of several prizes in our member-exclusive raffle. Prizes include a two-night hotel stay, a conservation studio tour, SAM Shop gift cards, and more. See below for raffle guidelines and prize information.

  • Not a member? Take advantage of a 10% discount when purchasing a new SAM membership this month.

May 1–5

  • Take a tour of Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Memory Map on Wednesday, May 1 at 12:30 pm. Plus, members can pick up a complimentary Memory Map poster from the Ticketing Desk while supplies last.

May 8–12

  • Show your support for SAM by taking part in the final 24 hours of the Washington State annual fundraiser* GiveBIG.

  • Take a tour of Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Memory Map on Thursday, May 9 at 3:30 pm. Don't forget to pick up a complimentary Memory Map poster from the Ticketing Desk while supplies last.

  • Come back to SAM on Friday, May 10 for the opening day* of Yirrkala: Art from Australia's Top End.

  • In honor of Mother's Day, enjoy 20% off gift memberships for your mom from Friday, May 10 through Sunday, May 12. This offer only applies to new memberships purchased on-site at the Individual through Patron levels.

May 15–19: Member Appreciation Week

  • Bring a friend! All week, members can bring one additional guest to explore SAM's galleries beyond what their membership typically allows. Members also enjoy a double discount of 20% off at MARKET Seattle on full-price food and non-alcoholic beverages.

  • Kick off Member Appreciation Week at the Seattle Art Museum on Wednesday, May 15 with a tour of SAM's collection at 12:30 pm and the final Conversations with Curators lecture of the season.

  • Attend a tour of Olympic Sculpture Park on Thursday, May 16 at 3:30 pm and explore the park's Neukom Vivarium.

  • Treat yourself to 20% off at SAM Shop excluding sale items and 10% off completed purchases at SAM Gallery from Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19. Plus, take a little Calder flair home with you by picking up a complimentary Calder button at the Seattle Art Museum's Ticketing Desk while supplies last.

  • Delve into the universe of Alexander Calder on Friday, May 17 with a lecture by acclaimed author and Calder biographer Jed Perl* at 6:30 pm. Tickets for members are only $5! Tours of Calder: In Motion, The Shirley Family Collection will take place earlier in the day at 12:30 and 3:30 pm.

  • On Saturday, May 18*, SAM will present the Calder Symposium, an all-day exploration of Alexander Calder. Plus, members can enjoy public activities like a Japanese tea ceremony at 2pm and a tour of Calder: In Motion, The Shirley Family Collection at 2:15 pm.

May 22–26

  • Take a tour of the Seattle Art Museum's collection galleries on Wednesday, May 22 at 4:00 pm.

  • On Friday, May 24, members can take an up-close look at the Seattle Asian Art Museum's collection galleries with a tour at 3:30 pm.

May 28–31

  • Learn about artworks related to Hinduism by taking a tour at the Seattle Asian Art Museum on Thursday, May 30 at 12:30 pm.

  • Member Month at SAM wraps up on Friday, May 31 with our raffle drawing!

Raffle Guidelines

To show our appreciation for our members, we're holding a monthlong raffle to give away several exciting prizes. There are two ways to enter the raffle throughout May:

  1. Visit! The more days you spend at SAM, the better your chances are of winning! Whether you visit to take a tour, attend an educational program, or browse our galleries, members who visit the Seattle Art Museum and Seattle Asian Art Museum in May will be automatically entered into our raffle. Your entry will be submitted upon scanning your ticket. One entry per visit per day.

  2. Complete the Scavenger Hunt! Stop by the Ticketing Desk at the Seattle Art Museum or Seattle Asian Art Museum to pick up your in-gallery scavenger hunt. Versions are available for kids and adults at both locations. Upon completion, kids can return to the Ticketing Desk to receive a prize, while adults can turn in their sheets for one entry to the raffle. Limit one per person per location. Participants must be 18 or older to win.

What You Can Win

  • A two-night stay at Mayflower Park Hotel with two tickets to SAM Remix on Friday, August 23, and dinner at Cotto Belltown.

  • An exclusive conservation package for two including season passes to the 2024 Up Close with Conservators lecture series and an exclusive tour of the Seattle Art Museum's conservation studio.

  • A $50 gift card to SAM Shop to find your next artistic treasure.

Please note: Winners will be contacted via email by June 5 and have 48 hours to redeem their prize.

Questions? Email us at

*These events are not member-exclusive.

Generous in-kind donations for Member Month provided by
The Mayflower Park Hotel
Cotto Belltown

Photo: Jueqian Fang

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