The Seattle Art Museum is battling a shrinking budget, according to the Seattle Times:
Seattle Art Museum announced Wednesday it is closing its three principal buildings for two weeks next year, reducing its staff and instituting a two-week furlough in an effort to balance its budget.
Its downtown location, the Seattle Asian Art Museum at Volunteer Park and the PACCAR Pavilion at Olympic Sculpture Park will be closed Jan. 31 to Feb. 13. The closure will coincide with the staff furloughs. […] The museum also said it has reduced its staff by 15 positions — about 7 percent of the staff — through attrition and layoffs.
In addition, several top administrators at SAM will take a one-year, 10 percent pay cut, and SAM Director Derrick Cartwright plans to take at least a 15 percent pay cut.
Budget forces Seattle Art Museum to close for 2 weeks next year (Seattle Times)