The Bruce Lee Exhibit
About the Bruce Lee Exhibition Series
The Do You Know Bruce? exhibition series at the Wing Luke Museum provides fresh and untold perspectives on Bruce Lee’s life and his connection to Seattle. Developed in partnership with Bruce Lee’s wife and daughter and the Bruce Lee Foundation, it is the only interactive exhibition, outside of Hong Kong, about Bruce Lee. Featuring personal family items and memorabilia, the exhibition series give both an intimate and wide angle approach to detailing his personal philosophy as well as the external influences and circumstances that helped shaped his journey from a young student in Seattle to a global icon who continues to inspire millions.
There’s more to Bruce than you think.In 1999, Time Magazine named Bruce Lee one of the most influential people of the century. He inspired – and continues to inspire – millions of people, 40 years after his death, through his trailblazing work in martial arts, film and fitness. He was an international superstar but for Asian Pacific Americans, he was much more. While his one-inch punch raised the bar for martial artists, his skill, hard work, and determination to break media stereotypes of Asian Pacific Americans was game-changing in advancing racial equality.
A significant part of who Bruce Lee became was due to his life in Seattle.
In Seattle, Bruce Lee worked at the legendary Ruby Chow’s Restaurant, launched his first martial arts studio, formed his philosophical roots, and met and fell in love with Linda Lee, a Garfield High School graduate. For him, Seattle was a time of obstacles and sacrifices as well as growth and development… and would become his final home.
A Dragon Lives Here
Open March 10, 2018 (Special preview to Members on March 9)
Bruce Lee spent formative years in Seattle – learning English, meeting his future wife, and establishing his first martial arts studio. In this all-new Part 4 exhibit, retrace Seattle locales special to Bruce Lee and get an up-close look at how this city – a place for innovation and entrepreneurs – also shaped his trailblazing approach.
Day in the Life of Bruce Lee
Open October 1, 2016 - February 11, 2018
Do You Know Bruce? Breaking Barriers
On display October 3, 2015 - September 4, 2016
Do You Know Bruce?
On display October 4, 2014 - September 6, 2015
- Handwritten poems reflecting Bruce's experience in Seattle
- Birth announcement for Brandon and snapshots of him as a baby
- Boxing glove and head gear used by Bruce for training
- Original press kit materials from Fists of Fury, The Chinese Connection, Return of the Dragon, Enter the Dragon, and Game of Death.