Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, Seattle

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The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience is a history museum in Seattle, Washington, United States, which focuses on the culture, art and history of Asian Pacific Americans. It is located in the city's Chinatown-International District. Established in 1967, the museum is a Smithsonian Institution affiliate and the only pan-Asian Pacific American community-based museum in the country. It has relocated twice since its founding, most recently to the East Kong Yick Building in 2008. In February 2013 it was recognized as one of two dozen affiliated areas of the U.S. National Park Service.
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  • We came after seeing the Bruce Lee advertisements for the ‘Be Like Water’ exhibit, $50 for the three of us. My father-in-law is a huge Bruce fan visiting from overseas. It was one small room with... 
    We came after seeing the Bruce Lee advertisements for the ‘Be Like Water’ exhibit, $50 for the three of us. My father-in-law is a huge Bruce fan visiting from overseas. It was one small room with...  more »
  • I quite enjoyed the visit. Definitely time it so you can take the included tour of the hotel and general store spaces. I also liked the special exhibit on Asian beauty standards. 
    I quite enjoyed the visit. Definitely time it so you can take the included tour of the hotel and general store spaces. I also liked the special exhibit on Asian beauty standards.  more »
  • The museum was interesting. I appreciated the exhibits and learning a bit more. I really wanted to do the tour of the hotel live, which isn’t an option as of sept 2021 due to covid. The interactive... 
    The museum was interesting. I appreciated the exhibits and learning a bit more. I really wanted to do the tour of the hotel live, which isn’t an option as of sept 2021 due to covid. The interactive...  more »
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  • This Asian museum is beautiful. Our group also took a lovely outdoor tour with a great guide through the historical international district. Had a delicious dim sum meal at Jade Garden. A must see. Sad to see how many businesses have been closed or vandalized the past 2 yrs.
  • In 2019 and 2020, as part of training with the Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute of Seattle, I was fortunate to visit the Wing Luke Museum to experience the Bruce Lee Exhibit. That (former) exhibit was really amazing. Last month, I just visited the Museum again and had the opportunity to see the new Bruce Lee Exhibit: Be Water, My Friend. I was once again blown away. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable; I highly recommend the Wing Luke Museum!
  • It’s small museum that highlights Asian and pacific American cultural history. It’s worth stopping by. It contains a good amount of history and show important local figures. The theater was closed when I went and the Bruce Lee exhibit was pretty small and you’re not allowed to take any photographs at all. I really liked The Asian American identity wall and it’s description (being biracial myself). Overall the museum did feel a bit underwhelming.
  • Wing Luke Museum provides an excellent perspective on Asian American influence and history. There is almost a section for each cultural ethnicity. The Cambodian section is particularly powerful. The Bruce Lee section is cool, but ultimately there are other more interesting sections to explore. This is a reading heavy museum, but every word is worth your time.
  • One of the best Museum & Non-profit in Seattle. Located in Chinatown-International District, The Wing has an extensive historical collection about Asian - Pacific Immigrants over the US (includes Puget Sound region, Hawaii and ect).. Experience is over the words, please, come visit if you are local or visiting the town.

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