Bruce Lee: A Dragon Lives Here

Visual Arts

Sat Mar 10, 2018 – Fri Mar 20, 2020


Wing Luke Museum
719 South King Street
Seattle, WA 98104

Building on their popular Do You Know Bruce? exhibit series, Wing Luke's A Dragon Lives Here hones in on Bruce Lee’s Seattle roots and the fact that Seattle, now known as a city for innovation, technology and entrepreneurs, also played a key role in shaping Bruce Lee and his groundbreaking approach.

Before his success, Bruce spent formative years in Seattle – learning English, meeting his future wife Linda, and establishing his first martial arts studio. He called Seattle home, and he and Linda even spoke of spending their retirement here one day.

In this exhibit, retrace Seattle locales special to him – some still around, and others no longer in existence:

  • First Hill where he first got his start at Ruby Chow’s Restaurant
  • Chinatown-International District where he connected with community and his heritage
  • Lake Washington where he found inspiration in nature
  • University District where he honed his martial art and philosophy

The exhibit also features new digital interactives, an intro video with stand-up comedian/host of CNN’s United Shades of America Kamau Bell, and essays from guest writers. You’ll also have a chance to see rare memorabilia highlighting Bruce’s Seattle-based friendship with best friend Taky Kimura.

Bruce Lee continues to inspire today through his legacy and in many ways, has become what Seattle is all about. The story of Bruce Lee is yet one more story of Seattle innovation and creativity.

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