Chinese, Koreans, Vietnamese, some Japanese, Tibetans, Mongolians, and other ethnicities are all celebrating the Lunar New Year this week. While the traditions of each culture differ somewhat, there is one unifying aspect to all of them.
Sept. 15: Wing selected for $100,000 through ArtPlace
The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience (The Wing) received a grant of $100,000 from ArtPlace, an initiative of 11 of America’s top foundations working in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Arts and seven federal agencies. The Wing is the only institution awarded in Washington state. Other awarded projects are […]
EDITORIAL: Two mighty museums in one neighborhood? Can both survive?
Shannon Lee is hoping to bring her father’s legacy in the form of a museum to Seattle. Seattle is the city where legendary martial artist and actor Bruce Lee spent some of his youth. Lee was born in San Francisco, but he moved to Hong Kong with his family when he was only three months […]
May 19: Artist Trust awards fellowships to local artists Brent Watanabe, Hengda Li, Zhi Lin, others
The Artist Trust Fellowship recognizes Washington state artists of exceptional talent. Fellowship recipients each received a cash award of $7,500. Of 409 fellowship applicants, 16 artists were awarded fellowships. Three of the fellows are Asian American.
Melody Woodard wins The Wing’s Year of the Rabbit Coloring Contest
Out of more than 260 entries, Melody Woodard’s artwork was selected as the first place winner by three judges, artist Amy Nikaitani, former educator Maxine Lee
Blog: Follow the Wing’s example
It’s all of the above for Wing Luke Asian Museum’s annual auction and dinner at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel held last Saturday, raising $310,000 from close to 500 guests.
Chinatown-ID and Little Saigon Shop-O-Rama runs through December
Seattle’s Chinatown-International District and Little Saigon are featuring a series of shopping events through Dec. 18 for their second annual Holiday Shop-O-Rama.
April 17: The Wing celebrates a century of stories
The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience held its annual dinner and auction while also celebrating the 100-year anniversary of its home, the East Kong Yick. Festivities included an art auction with works by celebrated Asian Pacific American and Northwest artists, a family-style dinner, performances, and special guests like U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke and his wife, Mona. About 450 people attended.