From workroom to runway, Wing Luke honors Asian influences on fashion
by Judy Vue
Remember a couple years ago when GQ named Seattle one of the worst-dressed cities in the United States? Well clearly, they weren’t looking in the right places. The Wing Luke Museum, in the International District, highlights the stories of local Asian Pacific American communities through imaginative exhibits and tours. It’s an unlikely place to find […]
Jan 14, 2013
4 picks from The Seattle Asian American Film Festival
by LeiLani Nishime
I’m pretty used to complaining. And as a professor of Asian American media, believe me, I’ve got lots to complain about. From the underrepresentation of Asian Americans on film and television to the appalling stereotypes that often typify the rare times we do appear (see Two Broke Girls) to the persistence of yellowface as an […]
Jan 22, 2013
You don’t have to be mixed-race to have a mixed identity
by Maggie Thorpe
A new exhibit at the Wing Luke museum is part of a growing movement that says our identity is a personal choice, not a fact of birth.
Jun 24, 2013
Is George Zimmerman white, Latino or mixed race? Depends on who you ask.
by LeiLani Nishime
It’s been nearly two weeks since the George Zimmerman verdict was handed down, and the conversations in my Facebook feed have shifted from outrage and sorrow to more nuanced discussions of the state of race in the U.S.
Aug 1, 2013
War Baby / Love Child: Q&A with curator Laura Kina
by Paulina Phelps
War Baby/ Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art opens at 7pm tonight at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian American Experience.
Aug 8, 2013
Thuy-Van Vu paints the extraordinary lives behind ordinary objects
by Minh Nguyen
While some artists seek to capture the extraordinary, Thuy-Van Vu is more concerned with the mundane — but just as revealing — objects of our lives. The paintings in her newest show at G. Gibson Gallery showcases domestic, archaic items like stools, clunky dressers and typewriters. These objects, usually found amidst the other clutter in […]
Apr 2, 2014
Wing Luke Museum seeks stories, art for Immigration Act exhibit
by Venice Buhain
Your stories, artwork, music or poetry about immigrating to the United States could be part of an upcoming online exhibit commemorating the Immigration Act of 1965 at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience. The Wing is seeking submissions for an upcoming exhibition on the Immigration Act of 1965, which abolished the United States’ […]
Jan 7, 2015