SAM Visitor COVID-19 Notice, Waiver, and Release
Seattle Art Museum (SAM) has carefully planned for reopening informed by the most updated CDC guidance and following all applicable federal, state and local laws. Although SAM has implemented many measures to help limit the spread of COVID-19, we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed to COVID-19 during your visit; an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. SAM visitors enter of their own will and at their own risk. By purchasing or reserving a ticket and visiting SAM, visitors accept such risk of exposure and knowingly waive and release Seattle Art Museum (and its trustees, officers, directors, employees and agents) from any and all liability, claims, demands, and causes of action whatsoever, including without limitation those caused by negligence, in any way related to COVID-19. This waiver and release is binding on visitors’ guardians, assigns, heirs, administrators, and executors, in perpetuity.
We ask for visitor cooperation to help protect the health and safety of our community. Visitors must comply with all safety protocols set forth in SAM’s
What to Know When You Visit SAM blog post and posted signage, as well as all instructions from SAM staff. SAM reserves the right to refuse admission to or eject any visitor failing to comply.
SAM may share your name and contact information with a governmental health authority should that information be requested for COVID-19 contact tracing purposes. By purchasing or reserving a ticket,
visitors consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of their contact information for these purposes, and acknowledge that these procedures do not create any right to notification. If you would like to opt out, please send an email to
Visitors traveling to Seattle must comply with the
Washington State COVID-19 Travel Advisory.
LOST AND FOUND
Do you think you may have lost something? Report your lost article using this form, and we will let you know if it turns up.
The Seattle Asian Art Museum allows photography in most areas. Feel free to photograph friends and family and your favorite works of art, but please do not photograph any work with this symbol:
A select number of galleries/works include this notice, which means that photography is not allowed. Please note that photography is allowed only for personal, noncommercial use, with the following restrictions:
For press and other special photography, including filming and video projects, please contact SAM Public Relations. For images of works of art owned by SAM, please see Image Rights.
SAM reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold or withdraw permission to photograph on its premises or to reproduce images of objects in its collection.
We ask that you silence your cell phone while in the galleries or turn it off before you check your belongings at the coat check. If you use your phone as a camera please turn off any shutter sounds or flash. If using your phone to access the free smartphone tour, you must use headphones.
SKETCHING IN THE GALLERIES
Sketching with pencil and charcoal is permitted in all galleries of the museum devoted to SAM's collection. The use of ink, fountain pens, or watercolors is prohibited.