Most reviewed Art Museums in Washington

  1. 5.0 Chihuly Garden and Glass (24.8k reviews)
    - Spendy but worthy
    Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Art Galleries • Art Museums
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    This must-see museum exhibits creative and colorful blown glass sculptures of renowned artist Dale Chihuly. Eight indoor galleries and lush landscaped gardens feature a mix of new and past significant works. They are awe-inspiring whether you visit during the day, or in the evening when the sculptures are lit up. The highlight here is a 100-foot-long glass sculpture suspended in a glass conservatory—one of his largest ever. Located at the base of the iconic Space Needle, you might want to buy a combined ticket for cost savings or get a Seattle City Pass. – Tripadvisor See more..
  2. 4.5 Museum of Glass (1.304 reviews)
    - Live Drama!
    Thursday: Speciality Museums • Art Museums
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    An international center for contemporary art with a sustained focus on glass. See more..
  3. 4.5 Maryhill Museum of Art (377 reviews)
    - A Must See
    Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Historic Sites • Art Museums • History Museums
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    Housed in a majestic Beaux Art mansion overlooking the Columbia River Gorge, Maryhill Museum of Art is one of the NW's most fascinating cultural destinations. Explore world-class European & American art, an extensive American Indian art collection, sculptures and watercolors by Auguste Rodin - one of the largest collections in the US - and much, much more. Cafe, museum shop, sculpture garden, & picnic grounds on-site. In 2012 the museum opened its 25,000 square foot Mary & Bruce Stevenson Wing, featuring a dedicated arts education suite, a cafe with terrace seating and sweeping views of the Gorge and Mount Hood. See more..
  4. 4.5 Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (301 reviews)
    - An absolutely stunning local art museum.
    Spent < 1 hour Art Galleries • Speciality Museums • Art Museums
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    The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art inspires curiosity, wonder and understanding by connecting people with the contemporary art and craft of the Puget Sound region. Open daily 10am-5pm. General admission is FREE thanks to sponsors, members, and donors like you. See more..
  5. 4.5 Tacoma Art Museum (264 reviews)
    - Great Art and helpful staff
    Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Art Museums
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    Celebrating 81 years, Tacoma Art Museum is an anchor in the city’s downtown and a gathering place for connecting people through art via thoughtful exhibitions, exciting events, and enriching programs. The museum’s collection of more than 4,500 works emphasizes the art and artists of the Northwest and broader western region. Highlights of the collection include: -the largest retrospective museum collection of glass art by Tacoma native Dale Chihuly on continued view; -the largest collection of studio art jewelry by Northwest artists; -key holdings in 19th century European and 20th-century American art; -one of the finest collections of Japanese woodblock prints on the West Coast; and -the Haub Family Collection, one of the nation’s premier western American art collections, with approximately 300 works spanning 200 years. The Haub Family Collection is the first major museum collection of western American art in the Pacific Northwestern region. Named by USA Today as one of the “Top 10 Great Places to See Art in Smaller Cities,” the museum has developed a national reputation for presenting art in a thought-provoking yet accessible manner, with a strong commitment to Northwest art through its acquisition and exhibition programs. In addition to dynamic exhibitions, nationally touring shows, and historical retrospectives, TAM serves the diverse communities of the region through innovative programming and learning opportunities for all ages, including free community events. TAM is located in Tacoma’s Museum District, near the Museum of Glass, the Washington State History Museum, Children’s Museum of Tacoma, and historic Union Station. See more..
  6. 4.5 San Juan Islands Sculpture Park (195 reviews)
    - Outdoor Art Gallery!
    Thursday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Nature & Wildlife Areas • Parks • Art Museums
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    This park is a MUST SEE on the island! There are dozens of sculptures made from many different mediums strategically placed throughout this large, beautiful nature park. Even if you aren't an art enthusiast, just pick a trail to follow and you will find picturesque scenery everywhere. There is no entry fee, just a suggested donation of $5 per person. See more..
  7. 4.0 Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM) (183 reviews)
    - See Alden Mason exhibition by October 10, 2021!
    Thursday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Art Museums
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    Opens in the Spring of 2005. See more..
  8. 4.0 Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture (169 reviews)
    - Awesome and always changing!
    Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Art Museums • History Museums
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    The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture (MAC) is the largest cultural organization in the Inland Northwest with five underground galleries, an orientation gallery, cafe, store, education center, community room and the Center for Plateau Cultural Studies. The museum campus also includes the historic 1898 Campbell House, a library & archives, an auditorium and outdoor amphitheater. The exhibits and programs focus on three major disciplines: American Indian and other cultures, regional history and visual art. The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, and is accredited by the American Association of Museums. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays are half-price admission days. On Wednesdays, the museum is open until 8:00 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays. See more..
  9. 4.5 Museum of Northwest Art (96 reviews)
    - Informative and friendly docents add to a world-class, well curated museum
    Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent < 1 hour Art Museums
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    Museum of Northwest Art is admission free. We are located in the heart of historic La Conner, Washington. We have exhibits, host art classes and special events and operate a beautiful museum store. See more..
  10. 4.5 Jefferson Museum of Art & History (88 reviews)
    - Wonderful Museum
    Thursday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Spent < 1 hour Art Museums • History Museums
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    Jefferson Museum of Art & History is located in Port Townsend's historic 1892 City Hall building. Visit our website for more information on our exhibitions and programs. See more..
  11. 4.5 Port Angeles Fine Art Center (87 reviews)
    - Everything from the poignant to whimsical in the sculpture gardens
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    Trust funded City owned facility and acreage devoted to the exhibition of and education about fine art. See more..
  12. 4.5 IMA - San Juan Islands Museum of Art (48 reviews)
    - A gem in Friday Harbor
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    IMA (San Juan Islands Museum of Art) A short walk from the ferry, IMA is the first art museum in the San Juan Islands. Along with a revolving repertoire of major exhibits of fine visual arts and workshops, IMA also offers a forum for local artists to display their work as part of its Artists Registry. IMA raises and distributes money to support art in the Friday Harbor elementary and middle schools, and runs the popular free "Family Art Days" program every Saturday in July and August in the orchard beside the museum. IMA is a registered 501 C 3 nonprofit organization and depends on donations, memberships, fundraising and a cadre of experienced, capable and dedicated volunteers. See more..
  13. 4.5 Cascadia Art Museum (39 reviews)
    - Beautiful, intimate art museum; great Northwest artists
    Spent < 1 hour Art Museums
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    I'm so glad that I looked outside Seattle for art museums! This, and several others, are well worth the drive. The Cascadia is a beautiful little museum full of work by excellent Northwest artists. There's no overbearing security, just a friendly volunteer who really knows the art. The museum store has a wonderful collection. The building also hosts a restaurant and a distillery. I've done a lot of traveling and have been to many museums large and small. This is one of my favorites. See more..
  14. 5.0 Northwind Arts Center (39 reviews)
    - December 2012 Small Expressions show
    Thursday: 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM Art Museums
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    Northwind Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides visual art exhibits and sales, literary (poetry, prose, theater) reading series, new music in the Songwriters Showcase, the annual Art Port Townsend event, the Art in the Library exhibit and sales at the Port Townsend Public Library, and other programs. Our property at 701 Water Street is also available for event rental. See more..
  15. 4.5 Clymer Museum of Art (20 reviews)
    - Rodeo art, love it!
    Spent < 1 hour Art Museums
    This is a small western art museum with exhibits that change. We lucked out the theme while visiting was about the rodeo. We were able to see an interesting exhibit about women and the Ellensburg rodeo thru the years~ interesting. They also had an exhibit were local artists decorated a lamp and a shade for “Shades of the Past.” Very creative! Staff was helpful and very friendly. They have a very nice gift shop with western themed items. See more..
  16. 4.0 Sidney Gallery & Museum (12 reviews)
    - Sidney Museum and Gallery
    Thursday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Art Museums
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    Housed in the town's original Masonic Hall and located a block up the hill from downtown Port Orchard and the marina, the Sidney Art Gallery is a terrific place to find artistic treasures by renowned and emerging artists. Each month, the Gallery features a different exhibition of works of Northwest artists, while the Museum upstairs features vignettes of long ago Port Orchard. See more..
  17. 5.0 Stevens County Historical Society, Inc. (6 reviews)
    - Tops inthe area
    Spent 1-2 hours Art Museums • History Museums
    The Keller Heritage Center is located in Colville, Washington. The Fort Colville Museum, Keller House, Graves Mountain Lookout, and heritage village is part of the Colville city park system managed by Stevens County Historical Society volunteers. The museum moved from a small retail space to the Keller Heritage Center in 1975. See more..
  18. 5.0 The Palus Museum (1 review)
    - Very well done with historic items.
    Thursday: Spent 1-2 hours Art Museums • History Museums
    Small, but with many historic items. We found a necklace that we feel Lewis and Clark could have carried! We have done extensive research on the beads they carried and this is an excellent example. See more..

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