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Seattle Art Museum
The Seattle Art Museum opened on June 23, 1933 in an Art Deco building in Volunteer Park, given to the city by Richard E. Fuller, president of the Art Institute of Seattle, and his mother, Margaret MacTavish Fuller. The museum's main collection moved to its present location in December 1991, at which time the old building was renamed the Seattle Asian Art Museum.
Currently, the Seattle Art Museum is in the process of expanding it's 1991 location in a joint effort with Washington Mutual. To do this, the museum plans to close their current location starting in February 2006. The new, expanded building is expected to (re)open in the spring of 2007.
Also being constructed is the new Olympic Sculpture Park on the Seattle Waterfront. This new venture is expected to open in Spring 2006.
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