Art Access. PO
Box 4163, Seattle, WA 98194. Phone: 206-855-9668; Fax: 206-855-7854.
Online version of the magazine which presents original art, poetry, reviews and literature, and provides monthly listings for the visual arts, dance, music and theater. A selection is available on their web site.
Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
This is part of the University of Washington's web site, and the Burke Museum is located on the campus at 17th Avenue NE and NE 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98195. Phone: 206-543-5590. The Museum contains nationally ranked collections in anthropology, geology and zoology, totaling over 3 million specimens.
Center for Wooden Boats
Small craft museum with more than 100 historically significant boats. Visitors encounter a relaxed atmosphere of 1900's-style floating buildings and landscaping. Amble along the docks and look at on-the-water exhibits and boats on the docks or stop and chat with one of many volunteers. A rental fleet classically built wooden rowboats and sailboats is available to the public year-round for use on Lake Union. There is no admission charge.
Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA). 2721 First Avenue, Seattle, WA. Phone: 206-555-6708.
Owners of a prosperous food processing business at the turn of the century, Charles and Emma were able to travel to Europe and collect art. Emma died in 1934. They had no children and Charles spent his last years alone. In his will, Charles Frye provided for the creation of a free public art museum to house and display his beloved collections.
Museum. 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109. Phone: 206-441-1768;
Located on the first level of Center House at the Seattle Center near the Space Needle, Monorail and Experience Music Project.
Emerald City Fine Art
Features the work of more than 30 artists including Alexandra Nechita and Yuroz. Situated in downtown Seattle's historic Pioneer Square.
Mail: EMP Headquarters, 2901 Third Avenue, #400, Seattle, WA 98121.
The $240-million Experience Music Project, spear-headed by Microsoft cofounder and multibillionaire Paul Allen, is a museum of American popular music housed in the controversial architecture of Frank Gehry near the Seattle Center and Space Needle. More than a museum, it offers a variety of hands-on music experiences for people of all ages. A three-day festival June 23-25, 2000 celebrated its grand opening.
Giant Shoe Museum at Pike Place Market.
Coin-operated museum displaying about 20 giant shoes dating from the 1890s to the 1950s.
History House. 790 N. 34th, Seattle, WA 98103. Phone: 206-675-8875; Fax: 206-675-1875.
Built circa 1903, The Log House Museum is an authentically renovated log structure located at 3003 61st Avenue SW, one block off Alki Beach in West Seattle. The building was built by Gladys and William Bernard, and was originally the carriage house to the nearby Bernard family residence, now the Alki Homestead Restaurant.
Medicinal Herb Garden
Located on the campus of the University of Washington in Seattle, the Garden is a resource for herbalists, medics, and botanists. (Part of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine web site.)
Museum of Flight.
9404 East Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA 98108-4097. Phone: 206-764-5720; Fax:
Features the largest air and space museum on the west coast including exhibits of 54 airplanes; authentic and in mint condition. In the steel and glass Great Gallery, dozens of full-size aircraft are seen flying in formation six stories above. Aircraft exhibits, Museum store and more.
The Museum of History and Industry is a private, non-profit educational organization dedicated to the collection, preservation and exhibition of Seattle, King County and Pacific Northwest history. The museum's library and archives contain 800,000 books, photographs, maps and manuscripts and handles more than 2,000 research requests each year.
Northwest African American Museum. 2300 S. Massachusetts Street, Seattle, WA 98144. Phone: 206-518-6000.
Northwest Museum of Legends and Lore. PO Box 12213, Seattle, WA 98102. Phone: 206-523-6348.
Pacific Science Center. 200 Second Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109. Phone: 206-443-2844; Fax: 206-443-3631.
Learning environment, working facilities, and exhibition space.
Queen Anne Historical Society. Seattle, WA 98109. Phone: 206-286-3605.
Museum. 1300 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101. Phone: 206-625-8900.
Houses a permanent exhibition of Asian, African and Northwest Coast Native American art, as well as touring international exhibitions. Note the post-modern facade designed by Robert Venturi. Web site has information about its collection, exhibitions, member news, programs events, museum store and general information.
Seattle Asian Art Museum. 1400 E. Prospect Street, Seattle, WA 98112. Phone: 206-654-3100; Fax: 206-344-5267.
The University of Washington Fish Collection. UW campus at 17th Avenue
NE and NE 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98195. Phone: 206-543-5590.
A collection of some 3,778 species of preserved fish.
The Wing Luke Asian
Museum. 719 South King Street, Seattle, WA 98104. Phone: 206-623-5124;
The Web site of the only pan-Asian American museum in the United States devoted to the collection, preservation and display of Asian Pacific American culture, history and art with projects inspired and created by community members.
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