Stranger Recommended

Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture

Wed–Sun. Through Oct 19.   |   $7 suggested Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E Prospect St, Volunteer Park, 206-654-3100
  • Courtesy of Seattle Asian Art Museum
Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture: Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park is an honest-to-goodness art deco palace, and this summer, it's hosting more than 200 deco objects made in Japan during the interwar years—paintings, ceramics, kimonos, housewares, you name it. Deco has been enduringly popular in the US (think Miami), but for decades, nobody anywhere in the world wanted to touch Japanese deco from this period, since behind its majestic geometric patterns and streamlined forms lurks the shadow of militarism. You're about to be seduced and braced in equal measure.

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Seattle Asian Art Museum

1400 E Prospect St, Volunteer Park
Seattle, WA, 98122 (Capitol Hill)
(206) 654-3100

Wed-Sun 10-5, Thurs 10-9