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Seattle Art Museum (SAM)

Decorative Arts & Design

The Decorative Arts collection features several thousand works of art from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries with strong holdings in Italian maiolica, European porcelain, and Russian decorative arts. The department evolved first with local collectors' gifts of European ceramics and silver, and now encompasses ceramics, furniture, textiles, glass, and metalwork from Europe and America.

The Seattle Art Museum acknowledges that we are located on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people.