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Currently at The Wing


Asian Pacific Pioneers Across
the Northwest 

December 13, 2013 - October 17, 2014

The evergreen landscapes of the Pacific Northwest lured adventurers, entrepreneurs and American settlers alike in the past few centuries. Among these are the stories of pioneers of Asian-Pacifc descent, who persisted through challenges of natural disasters, racial discrimination and violence, and the everyday hardships of navigating new territory. This exhibition highlights early Asian-Pacific trailblazers and the Pacific Northwest sites important to this history.

In the Safeco Insurance Foundation Special Exhibition Gallery                                    



Power and Pop Culture
September 6, 2013 - April 13, 2014
#iconic: Power and Pop Culture explores the faces, personalities and people who are local heroes, famous stars, new voices and historic trailblazers. From Bruce Lee to Amy Tan, from Margaret Cho to Tiger Woods, from George Takei to Blue Scholars, this exhibit asks what does it mean to be an icon? #iconic examines the representations of Asian Pacific Americans — or lack thereof — in the media, especially social media, and the ways race, gender, popularity and community reveal who is an icon and why.

A New Dialogues Initiative Exhibit

transit in half-light

Lead Pencil Studio encounters the Wing’s collection
February 14 – July 20, 2014
Lead Pencil Studio duo Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo present a solo exhibition titled transit in half-light: Lead Pencil Studio encounters The Wing’s collection. This immersive installation integrates artifacts from The Wing’s permanent collection into dream-like landscapes, eliciting a dialogue about migration, transit, material extraction, and labor.

In the George Tsutakawa Art Gallery

Community Portrait Galleries

I Am Filipino


Through personal stories and photographs, experience the many layers of Filipino American history and identity. This cultural legacy lives on in the Filipino community and beyond. 

In the Comcast Community Portrait Gallery                                                                                                             


Vietnam in the Rearview Mirror

Over 40 years, Vietnamese refugees and immigrants have built a life and established roots in America, against all odds. Now the younger generation strives to shape their own story, not solely defined by the war that brought their parents here.

In The Seattle Times Community Portrait Gallery


A Documentary Exhibit on Pioneer Filipino Cannery Workers
Stunning portraits of Filipino American pioneers in the Pacific Northwest are paired with their own words to tell the personal story of struggle and success as they toiled in the canneries of Alaska.

In the Boeing Company Community Portrait Gallery


Hometown Desi

South Asian Culture in the Pacific Northwest
South Asian immigration to the Pacific Northwest stretches back more than a century and includes a huge range of cultural and religious groups, economic circumstances, and community experiences:  from Sikh mill workers driven out of Bellingham in 1907, to UW graduate students arriving from India and Pakistan in the 1960s, to Bhutanese refugees settling in Burien today. Hometown Desi explores the traditions and values people have brought from South Asia, how those traditions have evolved in the U.S., and the way younger generations are weaving their cultural heritage into new identities as South Asian Americans. 

In the Seattle Foundation Community Portrait Gallery                                                                                            

Permanent Displays

Wing Luke and the Museum

Learn about the vision and legacy of our namesake Wing Luke.

First floor, next to the Tateuchi Story Theatre


Chinatown-International District

Portrait of a Community

Explore the history of Seattle's Chinatown-International District.

First floor, Welcome Hall


Our Roots Run Deep and Broad

One Immigrant's Cultural Heritage

See how Dr. Paul B. Liao remains connected to his Taiwanese heritage, despite being separated by thousands of miles and decades past.

Second floor, at the entrance of the Liao Learning Studio


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