Wing Luke Museum
719 South King Street, Downtown Seattle, Seattle

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Below you will find information for exhibits at the Wing Luke Museum of Asian American Experience. Click here for the most up to date exhibition information.

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Guilty Party
Nov 14 2020 - May 16 2021

Our new multimedia exhibit "Guilty Party," which opens November 14, will examine the contradictions of being intersectional, queer, Asian, immigrant, and American in the age of social media through works by various LGBTQ artists.

Folk mysticism, cultural tradition, digital technology, and social media converge in our newest exhibit, Guilty Party. Through the multimedia works of various Asian Pacific American artists ranging from costumes to performance to video and photography, visual artist and curator Justin Hoover showcases the complicated relationship between the joys of community, identity, and self expression, and the fears that come from defying cultural norms in a time when everything is so exposed. See body adornment and costumes come to life and intersect in an age where the delights and tribulations of social media are inescapable. Read more here.

Where Beauty Lies

Oct 11, 2018 - September 19, 2021

What defines beauty? Our newest exhibit Where Beauty Lies examines the complicated history, culture, industry, psychology, and politics of beauty from the Asian Pacific American perspective. With personal stories, reflections, art, and artifacts representing a diversity of identities and experiences, the exhibit aims to challenge and expand our ideas of what beauty truly means. Read more here.

A Dragon Lives Here

Building on our popular Bruce Lee exhibit series, 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.

A Dragon Lives Here was created in partnership with the Bruce Lee Foundation and with the generous support of sponsors, donors and partners. Read more here.

I Am Filipino

Through personal stories and photographs, experience the many layers of Filipino American history and identity. This cultural legacy lives on in the Filipino community and beyond. Read more here.

Vietnam in the Rearview Mirror

Over 40 years, Vietnamese refugees and immigrants have built a life and established roots in America, against all odds. Now the younger generation strives to shape their own story, not solely defined by the war that brought their parents here. Read more here.

Cambodian Cultural Museum and Killing Fields Memorial

This collection of photographs and artwork testifies to the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge holocaust and honors the rich, enduring culture of the Cambodian people. Read more here.

Wing Luke and the Museum
Permanent Display

My brother Wing Luke had a saying, ‘Don’t do things because of who is right, but because of what is right,’” said Bettie Luke, Wing Luke’s sister.

A Chinese American boy dreaded going to school. He was tired of being bullied for being different, for being Asian. One day, he decided he couldn’t put up with it anymore. He had to stand up to them, to fight back. So he picked up his pen – and he drew funny comic strips. Before long, his classmates wanted to read them, and he became popular, eventually elected class president at Roosevelt High School in Seattle. Read more here.

Honoring Our Journey
Permanent Display

The “heart” of our galleries, this permanent exhibition showcases the pan-Asian Pacific American immigrant and refugee experience with five themes: Home, Getting Here, Making a Living, Social Justice and Community. Read more here.

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