Bellevue Arts Museum
Step through a spacious light-filled glass and aluminum entryway into Bellevue Art Museum's (BAM) textured concrete space. Designed by architect Steven Holl, this three-story, 36,000-square-foot museum has hosted exhibits by artistic icons from designer George Nelson to sculptor Michael Cooper. Each July, BAM turns downtown Bellevue into a cultural center with demonstrations, performances, and displays. For a unique souvenir, visit the museum’s gift store for Midcentury design goods like a George Nelson ball clock, Sarah Fox sandwich bracelet, or Eames House & Studio alphabet blocks. Admission is free the first Friday of each month from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.