Seattle Asian Art Museum (Capitol Hill)

1400 E Prospect St, Volunteer Park
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 654-3100
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Focused on Asian art collections.
Hours: Wed-Sun 10-5, Thurs 10-9
Categories: Museum

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Upcoming Events at Seattle Asian Art Museum

Green star Chen Shaoxiong: Ink. History. Media.

Wed–Sun. Through Dec 7.

Chen Shaoxiong: Ink. History. Media.: An installation of two recent video works, Ink History, composed of more than 150 ink drawings of historic photos of major events in 20th-century China, and Ink Media, picturing reenactments of found images of protests.
Seattle Asian Art Museum
206-654-3100
1400 E Prospect St, Volunteer Park
Seattle (Capitol Hill)
Wed-Sun 10-5, Thurs 10-9
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Mughal Painting: Power and Piety

Green star Mughal Painting: Power and Piety

Wed–Sun. Through Dec 7.

Indian paintings that were created between 1526–1857, while the area we now know as the nation of India was under the control of some folks called the Mughals. These are the kinds of paintings that depict scenes of noblemen on horseback riding to and fro, from castle to castle, with wacky pre-Renaissance style perspective and intense patterning throughout.
Seattle Asian Art Museum
206-654-3100
1400 E Prospect St, Volunteer Park
Seattle (Capitol Hill)
Wed-Sun 10-5, Thurs 10-9
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Ai Weiwei: Colored Vases

Ai Weiwei: Colored Vases

Wed–Sun.

Ai Weiwei: Colored Vases: Joining SAAM's permanent collection is this 2010 piece from Weiwei, whose name is virtually synonymous with shattered and shattering ceramics. The installation is "a collection of nine earthenware vases covered with industrial paint."
Seattle Asian Art Museum
206-654-3100
1400 E Prospect St, Volunteer Park
Seattle (Capitol Hill)
Wed-Sun 10-5, Thurs 10-9
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Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture

Green star Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture

Wed–Sun. Through Oct 19.

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.
Seattle Asian Art Museum
206-654-3100
1400 E Prospect St, Volunteer Park
Seattle (Capitol Hill)
Wed-Sun 10-5, Thurs 10-9
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Green star Deco Night

Fri July 25, 6:30–10:30 pm.

In conjunction with the exhibit of Japanese deco, SAAM presents a day of special tours of the show, the museum's unique (and completely marvelous) architecture, and the design of the surrounding Volunteer Park. Later in the evening, there will be an outdoor screening of Ozu's silent film The Lady and the Beard with live musical accompaniment from Aono Jikken Ensemble, which is totally free and open to the public. This sounds better than sliced bread.
Seattle Asian Art Museum
206-654-3100
1400 E Prospect St, Volunteer Park
Seattle (Capitol Hill)
Wed-Sun 10-5, Thurs 10-9
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