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Arts & Museums
A division of the Evergreen Children's Theatre, a non-profit organization, the Aurora Valentinetti Puppet Museum is dedicated to preserving and increasing the knowledge of visitors of the art of puppetry.
Take the ferry from Seattle on a 50-minute trip to historic Bremerton. Located close to the ferry terminal, this "floating museum" lets you view the configuration of naval destroyers up close. Named for Vice Admiral C. Turner Joy, a leading Korean Armistice Peace negotiator, this ship was involved in the August 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident, which helped to escalate the Vietnam War. Take an in-depth tour of this historic ship, which is maintained in its original condition.
KiDiMu "engages bodies and minds through interactive play." Weekly activities, workshops and programs are offered.
The Bainbridge Museum of Art is a contemporary art museum that features an impressive slate of temporary exhibitions throughout the year. The permanent collection consists of a wide array of works from the Puget Sound region. The permanent collection rotates seasonally, so visitors have a chance to see something new every time.
Located one block from Alki Beach, this little museum houses a rotating series of exhibits that focuses on West Seattle, which has been called 'the birthplace of Seattle'. Incorporating fascinating artifacts and charming audio and video presentations, the exhibits strive to combine information on settlers and the native Duwamish and Suquamish tribes. The museum's ongoing oral history project provides a continuing flow of new stories. Events are held monthly for kids and special-interest groups. A small gift shop keeps the same hours as the museum.
Sacred Circle Gallery of American Indian Art is a general meeting venue for Native American conferences and cultural studies activities. It also has a gallery featuring the paintings, prints, textiles and sculpture of contemporary Canadian, U.S. and Indian artists. As you bask in the pastoral comfort of Discovery Park or scrutinize the triangle-wedge view of Puget Sound, you can imagine what this part of the country was like before the first European settlers arrived.
Unique in the Seattle area, the Nordic Heritage Museum is a tribute to the cultures of the many immigrants who came here from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Finland. It is aptly located in the Ballard area—Seattle's most Scandinavian neighborhood. Explore the heritage of the Nordic peoples and their contributions to the growth of this region. Visit five different ethnic rooms representing each of the different cultures. The museum also features various traveling international exhibits.
Come learn about the indigenous people – the Duwamish Tribe – that occupied Seattle thousands of years ago. Admission is free, so it is a great opportunity to educate yourself about those that came before. A small but beautiful museum, Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center has educational videos and interesting artifacts for visitors to examine. You may leave the experience with a heavy heart, but you will feel thankful for the experience.
The curly metal sculptures hanging in the windows of this corner venue announce a wee arts center dedicated to printmaking in the Northwest. This is really a combination school and studio, with classes in all kinds of printmaking, including one on "collagraphy," the printing/mixed-media technique invented by mid-century Seattle artist Glen Alps. Alas, despite the wavering sculptures, the school doesn't offer sculpture courses. The space is open to the public only during the Second Saturday Ballard Artswalk, but the studio's artists sometimes exhibit at Fine Impressions in Greenwood.
The Crane Gallery, Inc. is a gallery in Seattle, that exhibits various arts and antiques from Asian countries. The pieces of art are from various countries like China, Japan, Korea, India, Indonesia, Laos and Vietnam. Some of the best works here are the Chinese Pottery, Chinese Te Hua, Indian Rajput Paintings, Japanese Lacquer, Japanese Textiles and Korean Ceramics Chinese Porcelain. Art lovers are sure to to be awed by the vast array of colors and talent on display. Chinese bronze and brass articles and Sino/Tibetan idols, Japanese bamboo items, textiles and Korean treasure boxes are a part of the vast and versatile collection. A veritable treasure trove of arts and antiques from all over Asia is what visitors will find here.
Located at the Seattle Center, this hands-on museum features IMAX movies and laser shows, in addition to ever-changing exhibits that include displays on dinosaurs, whales, robots and much more. Previous exhibits have included a tropical butterfly house and an insect village. This is a fun and educational place to take children but adults will learn a lot and enjoy themselves as well. Check website for ticket prices; package deals are also available. Children under four are not admitted to planetarium shows. There is an on-site cafe as well.
Chihuly Garden Glass amazes visitors with displays of color and fine artistry. With the iconic Space Needle serving as its backdrop, this unique exhibit – conceived by artist Dave Chihuly – features glass sculptures that have to be seen to be believed. The splendor of lush gardens showcasing Chihuly's signature glass creations is truly a serene experience. Easily accessible via the Seattle Monorail, there is no excuse for not experiencing this incomparable display of nature and glass.