By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) presented initial design renderings on Sept. 29 for the upcoming renovation and expansion of the Asian Art Museum, set to begin fall 2017. This would be the first substantial renovation to the historic building since 1933. It will bring the museum up to 21st-century standards […]
Asian influences in two SAM exhibits
Seattle Art Museum presents two installations: Terratopia: The Chinese Landscape in Painting and Film at the Asian Art Museum (through Feb. 26, 2017) and Tamiko Thiel: Gardens of the Anthropocene at the Olympic Sculpture Park (through Sept. 30). Both show us the vision of landscape and how humans interact with the natural wood. Terratopia arranges […]
Gift suggestions! All good things come in 12!
By Andrew Kim Northwest Asian Weekly Just in time for the holidays, we have a list of 12 holiday gift ideas, perfect for the “12th Man” in your family and friends. Have a music lover on your Christmas list? Give them a special holiday card this year – a card that transforms into a record […]
Paradox of Place — Glimpses of modern Korea at SAM’s Asian Art Museum
By Jocelyn Moore Northwest Asian Weekly Walking into the Seattle Art Museum’s (SAM) Asian Art Museum from now through March, you find yourself immersed in the paradox of modern Korean society. The “Paradox of Place: Contemporary Korean Art” at the museum showcases new media art in diverse forms from six prominent Korean artists. The common […]
“The Five Essentials: Arts and the movement for social justice” — Keynote Speech by Ron Chew at National Guild for Community Arts Education Conference
By Ron Chew For Northwest Asian Weekly The arts can be an instrument for transforming individual lives, restoring communities, and remaking our society into a more tolerant and inclusive place for all. Five years ago, in a report I wrote for Americans in the Arts, I described the emergence of community-based arts organizations. I wrote […]
J-Pop inspired clothing designer moves studio to Sassafras in Belltown
By Shin Yu Pai Northwest Asian Weekly Malia Peoples, the designer best known as Lady Konnyaku, recently moved her
“Herb And Dorothy 50X50”
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Megumi Sasaki, director of the new documentary “Herb and Dorothy 50X50,” started out at Japan’s NHK public broadcasting organization, working for its popular “Ohayo
Runway ready: Japanese fashion at SAM
By Deanna Duff Northwest Asian Weekly For many people, back-to-school shopping was the last time they seriously considered how clothing impacts identity, but Seattle Art Museum’s newest exhibition may spur new thought.
EDITORIAL: The ID is a destination, but there’s still more work to do
Earlier in May, The Seattle Times released a list of Seattle’s top 10 attractions in preparation for the summer months. Nestled between Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, and the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park, the International District made an appearance buoyed by its long history, restaurants, shops, and the Wing Luke Museum.
Women take over: Northwest Asian Artists at SAM
By Deanna Duff Northwest Asian Weekly Women have taken over the Seattle Art Museum. Not through protests or demonstrations, but with a different type of exciting,