Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Seattle Art Museum

Connecting art to life

three stars

87.24

1300 First Avenue Seattle, WA 98101
tel: (206) 654-3100   Web Site
EIN: 91-0640788

Board Leadership
Stewart Landefeld
Chairman

CEO
Kimberly Rorscach
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.24 three stars
  Financial 83.84 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Seattle Art Museum (SAM) provides a welcoming place for people to connect with art and to consider its relationship to their lives. SAM is one museum in three locations: Seattle Art Museum downtown, Seattle Asian Art Museum at Volunteer Park, and the Olympic Sculpture Park. The Museum collects and exhibits objects from across time and across cultures, exploring the dynamic connections between past and present. The collections of the Seattle Art Museum number approximately 23,000 objects. In May 2007, the Museum celebrated the grand reopening of SAM Downtown, allowing the Museum to accommodate its growing collections, exhibition programs and audiences with 300,000 square feet of new gallery and public space adjacent to the museum's existing 150,000 square feet.

Seattle Art Museum (SAM) provides a welcoming place for people to connect with art and to consider its relationship to their lives. SAM is one museum in three locations: Seattle Art Museum downtown, Seattle Asian Art Museum at Volunteer Park, and the Olympic Sculpture Park. The Museum collects and exhibits objects from across time and across cultures, exploring the dynamic connections between past and present. The collections of the Seattle Art Museum number approximately 23,000 objects. In May 2007, the Museum celebrated the grand reopening of SAM Downtown, allowing the Museum to accommodate its growing collections, exhibition programs and audiences with 300,000 square feet of new gallery and public space adjacent to the museum's existing 150,000 square feet.

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Financial

three stars

83.84

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
65.2%
  Administrative Expenses 27.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.11
  Program Expenses Growth 3.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Seattle Art Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Seattle Art Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,972,338
   Federated Campaigns $611,377
   Membership Dues $5,453,188
   Fundraising Events $689,306
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $423,011
Total Contributions $22,149,220
   Program Service Revenue $5,127,783
Total Primary Revenue $27,277,003
   Other Revenue $10,892,888
TOTAL REVENUE $38,169,891
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $22,771,134
   Administrative Expenses $12,628,298
   Fundraising Expenses $2,676,726
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $38,076,158
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $93,733
   
Net Assets $292,201,418

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$516,956 1.35% Kimerly Rorschach CEO

Mission

Seattle Art Museum (SAM) provides a welcoming place for people to connect with art and to consider its relationship to their lives. SAM is one museum in three locations: Seattle Art Museum downtown, Seattle Asian Art Museum at Volunteer Park, and the Olympic Sculpture Park. The Museum collects and exhibits objects from across time and across cultures, exploring the dynamic connections between past and present. The collections of the Seattle Art Museum number approximately 23,000 objects. In May 2007, the Museum celebrated the grand reopening of SAM Downtown, allowing the Museum to accommodate its growing collections, exhibition programs and audiences with 300,000 square feet of new gallery and public space adjacent to the museum's existing 150,000 square feet.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Seattle Art Museum (WA) 87.24 three stars
The Bronx Museum of the Arts (NY) 90.57 four stars
Honolulu Museum of Art (HI) 85.23 three stars
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA) 90.69 four stars
National Gallery of Art (DC) 88.54 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Seattle Art Museum
1300 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
tel: (206) 654-3100
fax: (206) 654-3135
TTY: (206) 654-3137
EIN: 91-0640788

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Board Leadership

Stewart Landefeld
Chairman

CEO

Kimberly Rorscach
Executive Director