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Bellevue Arts Museum

510 Bellevue Way NorthEast
425-519-0770

Mission

Bellevue Arts Museum is a leading destination in the Pacific Northwest to experience art, craft, and design. BAM engages the community through exhibitions, programs, and publications, featuring regional, national, and international artists.
 



Reviews

Tetyana Bondarenko

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
We went there at first Friday in July and it was admission free. It’s nice small museum. We understand that this is not huge museum. We didn’t expect much. They have pretty interesting exhibits. Lovely art. They have a cute little area for children. I think it’s worth it to come visit this museum. Will definitely come here again.

Krystal Rose

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
One of the floors was closed on the day we went but we were informed of that before we purchased our tickets. We had to go then for my son's school project. There was still plenty to see and the lady up there was fun to talk too. She knew a bunch about the pieces. She really got my son engaged in the art concepts. It was a good time.

lakshminarasimha K

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Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018
Bellevue Arts Museum is a leading destination in the Pacific Northwest to experience art, craft, and design. BAM engages the community through exhibitions, programs, and publications, featuring regional, national, and international artists. Bellevue Arts Museum is the Pacific Northwest's center for the exploration of art, craft, and design. The Museum's mission is guided by the belief that craft and design are essential to the conversation on art and are equally transformative. From objects made for everyday use to cutting-edge sculpture, furniture, and jewelry, BAM celebrates the creative process, skill, and vision of today's most talented makers. International exhibitions are placed side-by-side some of the region's most promising artists, fostering global exchange and providing a platform for thought-provoking ideas. Located just across the street from Bellevue Square, the distinctive new building was designed by noted architect Steven Holl. It is seen by many residents of Bellevue as playing a role in the transformation of the downtown from series of suburban strip malls to a sophisticated city with a variety of cultural attractions. The museum subsequently ran into financial difficulties and was forced to close to the public in 2003. After a lengthy fund raising campaign, extensive interior remodeling, a slight change in name and a new focus on crafts and design, the museum re-opened on June 18, 2005 with an exhibition of teapots. In contrast to conventional art museums, Bellevue Arts Museum has no permanent collection. Rather, it emphasizes education and hands-on involvement through an extensive selection of classes and workshops.

Brian Wilcox

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Most of it is art for the artist. Not art for the people. Good for about an hour of viewing.

Ariel Jensen

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018
The location was easy to find and parking was free. I went on the first Friday and Admission was also free! The exhibits were spread among 3 floors and the art was amazing. I spent about an hour exploring. I especially loved the Femail and Alex Katz exhibits.

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