Anthony of Padua (detail), 2013, Kehinde Wiley, oil on canvas, Gift of the Contemporary Collectors Forum, 2018.3, © Kehinde Wiley.

We can’t wait to see you in the galleries downtown during our new hours. You can expect an intimate art-viewing experience Fridays–Sundays with limited capacity. We are also open the first Thursday of every month with free timed tickets. When you visit, a few things will be a little different, but our mission to connect art to life is still the same.

Make the most of your visit by

  • Getting timed tickets online in advance of your visit
  • Leaving backpacks, large bags, items bigger than 11” x 15” at home while coat check is closed
  • Wearing a mask while inside the museum
  • Following posted physical distancing guidelines
  • Helping us keep shared spaces clean by reducing contact

Get excited to see art from around the world and across centuries in exhibitions featuring beloved works of art from SAM’s collections. When you arrive, you’ll be greeted by Kimisha Turner’s mural It Ain’t Just a River in Egypt at the entrance of the museum and Kehinde Wiley’s Anthony of Padua as you enter the galleries.

Opening October 23, City of Tomorrow: Jinny Wright and the Art That Shaped a New Seattle presents one of the best collections of modern and contemporary art in the region—all thanks to one visionary Seattleite. Featuring works by major artists including Helen Frankenthaler, Philip Guston, David Hammons, Jasper Johns, Franz Kline, Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Rothko, Frank Stella, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol in this extraordinary exhibition. You can’t tell the story of Seattle’s art world without telling the story of Jinny Wright.

And opening on November 20, look forward to seeing contemporary art for our contemporary moment in Barbara Earl Thomas: Geography of Innocence, presenting all-new work from this Seattle-based artist. 

There’s art for everyone at SAM.