About the Museum
The Seattle Asian Art Museum is home to one of the finest collections of its kind in the world and supports continued exploration into the cultures of Asia. Its 1933 Art Deco building in Volunteer Park, designed by Carl Gould, is a celebrated heritage site in its own right. Originally centred around Chinese and Japanese art, today the museum also features art from India, Korea, Southeast Asia, the Himalayas, the Philippines and Vietnam. Works on display range from ancient Buddha sculptures to early-17th-century Japanese screens and contemporary works by Ai Weiwei. The museum is currently closed for its first major refurbishment, which encompasses restoration work to the original building and the expansion of programming and education spaces, due for completion in 2019.
(Photo: Benjamin Benschneider)