Seattle Art Museum began its life as a spectacular Asian art collection and now it is a power player in Asian art—so this should be good. In collaboration with the Kobe City Museum in Japan, an exhibition of 140 objects—some of which have never left Japan—provides a panorama of Japanese attitudes toward Western culture from the 16th to the 19th centuries. We're talking paintings, prints, maps, ceramics, lacquerware, metal, glass, and textiles, plus works from SAM's own stellar collection. (Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave, 654-3100. 10 am–5 pm, by donation.)