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SAM’s Collection

Browse 25,000 works of art

From antiquity to the present, paintings to porcelain, and baskets to belt masks, SAM’s permanent collection represents global cultures and historical perspectives.

Learning resources

Explore resources that can enhance learning and teaching about SAM's collection.

SAM Stories

Perspectives on SAM’s collection art and artists.

What’s on

Seattle Art Museum

Remember the Rain

Aug 18 2023–Oct 28 2024
Olympic Sculpture Park


May 29 2014–ongoing

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Art & Artists FAQ

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