Education Room at SAAM

The Seattle Asian Art Museum has a great kid’s room. There, children can learn how to make origami figures such as cranes. They also have the opportunity to learn about the symbol behind this by listening to the story of Sadako and the thousand cranes. There are a multitude of kids’ books about Japan, India, China, and other Asian countries. Children can also draw, color, and dress up in kimonos.

Hometown Boy by Liu Xiaodong

I like to go to the Seattle Asian Art Museum, a small museum that is always so quiet.

A few weeks ago, I saw Liu Xiadong‘s Hometown Boy series.

After studying in Beijing and settling there, the artist went back to his hometown, an industrial city, and painted with vivid colors his old friends, ordinary people, houses and streets that have not changed in decades.
A lot of realism and sensibility.

— Seattle Asian Art Museum through June 29, 2014
Volunteer Park – 1400 East Prospect Street