The Black Sun Seattle

Image by Nicoline Miller

The Black Sun – Grunge art in Volunteer Park

My doodle Molly Moon is a real adventurer and art lover. One of her favorite things to do is to pose in front of cool art, like The Black Sun sculpture in Volunteer Park in the Seattle neighborhood of Capitol Hill.
The Black Sun was created in 1969 by Isamu Noguchi and is situated on the eastern edge of Volunteer Park’s man-made water reservoir, across from the Seattle Asian Art Museum, which is currently closed for renovation, but will also be a cool place to visit once it is finished. The view from the sculpture includes the Space Needle, Olympic Mountains, and Elliott Bay, so be sure to look for and stop by the sculpture on your way around the park.
Apart from being a really cool and instagrammable sculpture, for grunge fans it might be fun to know that The Black Sun was the inspiration for the Seattle grunge band Soundgarden’s song, “Black Hole Sun.” Be sure to also check out the Volunteer Park Conservatory and the water tower while strolling in Volunteer Park.

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Details about this spot



1247 15th Avenue East, Seattle

Opening Times

06:00 - 22:00 daily




Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)