The original 1933 Volunteer Park art deco building of the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) was reopened as the Seattle Asian Art Museum (SAAM) in 1994, focusing on the museum’s Asian collections, special exhibitions, and related programs, with SAM’s main collections located in the museum’s downtown facility. Additional renovations and expansion of SAAM occurred in 2017.

  • Primary Form of Entity: Nonprofit
  • Primary Artistic Discipline: Visual Arts
  • Primary Areas of Activity: Presenter, Facility/Venue


Case Studies


The Past and the Present, the West and the East: A Case Study on the Renovation and Expansion of Seattle Asian Art Museum, Amanda Feng