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Seattle Asian Art Museum

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The Seattle Asian Art Museum SAAM is a museum of Asian art located inside Volunteer Park in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, United States Part of the Seattle Art Museum, the SAAM occupies the 1933 Art Deco building designed by Carl F Gould of the architectural firm Bebb and Gould and listed on the National Register of Historic Places which was originally home to the Seattle Art Museum's main collection In 1991 the main collection moved to a newly constructed Seattle Art Museum building in downtown Seattle The building in Volunteer Park remained closed until 1994, when it reopened as the Seattle Asian Art Museum2 Admission is free on the first Thursday and the first Saturday of every month

Contents

  • 1 Building
  • 2 History
  • 3 Gallery
  • 4 Notes
  • 5 External links

Buildingedit

The Seattle Asian Art Museum is housed in a historic Art Deco building designed in 1933 by Carl F Gould of the architectural firm Bebb and Gould From 1933 to 1991, the building served as the home of the Seattle Art Museum and its main collection After the main collection moved to a new museum in Downtown Seattle, the building was renovated at a cost of $52 million

The building was designated a Seattle landmark in 1989 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 20163

Historyedit

The Seattle Art Museum was founded in 1933 by Richard E Fuller, a collector of Asian art The museum announced in 1993 that it would open an Asian art museum at its former location in Volunteer Park45

A reception at the museum was held on November 20, 1993 as part of the APEC Summit, attended by the leaders of East Asian nations and 400 guests6 The museum opened to the public on August 13, 1994, during a ceremony attended by 6,000 visitors7

The museum was closed in spring 2017 for a renovation and expansion program, scheduled to last until 20198

Galleryedit

Notesedit

  1. ^ National Park Service July 9, 2010 "National Register Information System" National Register of Historic Places National Park Service Retrieved January 7, 2017 
  2. ^ Reynolds, Jonathan M, ed September 1994 "Museum News" Newsletter, East Asian Art and Archaeology Center of Japanese Studies, University of Michigan 47: 13  |access-date= requires |url= help
  3. ^ Landmarks Alphabetical Listing for S, Individual Landmarks, Department of Neighborhoods, City of Seattle Accessed December 28, 2007
  4. ^ Updike, Robin June 27, 1993 "Old SAM: A museum gets ready to be born again" The Seattle Times p F8 Retrieved January 7, 2017 
  5. ^ Updike, Robin July 31, 1994 "Honoring Asia's treasures: the rebirth of an art museum gives Seattle a long-awaited chance to savor its cultural legacy" The Seattle Times p M1 
  6. ^ Gupta, Himanee November 20, 1993 "Meeting to remember for Seattleites: guests thriled by rubbing shoulders with world leaders" The Seattle Times p A10 
  7. ^ Updike, Robin August 13, 1994 "SAAM's showcase: today the public gets its look at Asian treasures" The Seattle Times p C1 
  8. ^ SAM website

External linksedit

  • Seattle portal
  • Official Asian Art Museum website


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