Venue

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.

Woven Together: Stories of Burma/Myanmar
December 6, 2019 - November 8, 2020

Explore our brand new exhibit honoring the diversity of Burma/Myanmar’s many ethnicities, cultures, and religions. With stories sourced from the local Burmese/Myanmarese community, learn about the complex history of Burma/Myanmar, the challenges communities face in America, and the journey to build community together. Read more here.

Excluded, Inside the Lines
March 8, 2019 - February 23, 2020

Uncover the history of redlining and its impacts through individual stories in our FREE exhibit. Beginning with the exclusion of Native people from Seattle, follow the ongoing confluence of interconnected financial, environmental, physical factors that have plagued people of color and the instrumental history of response through resistance, innovation, solidarity and creativity that has shaped Seattle. 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.

Life Wide Angle/Close Up
May 10, 2019 - April 19, 2020

Borne of the necessities of survival and the restrictions of racism, ethnic enclaves arose to form vibrant communities where newcomers could bring a taste of home. Chinatowns, Nihonmachis, Little Manilas, and others formed in the early 20th century, migrating to neighborhoods where early immigrants had established themselves and thriving in communities where neglect meant housing was affordable. With the rise of gentrification across the United States, this multimedia photography-based exhibit will spark conversation about what goes into making healthy and sustainable communities, what they contribute to the larger society, and strategies and policies that can protect and support them. Read more here.

New Years All Year Round
February 2, 2019 - February 2, 2020

Come and explore with us the many things people do during the New Year. This year, as we welcome the Year of the Pig, we will focus on what the holiday means for our families – with a focus on food, stories, toys and games. Read more here.

A Dragon Lives Here
Ongoing

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
Ongoing

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
Ongoing

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
Ongoing

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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