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.

Isamu Noguchi and Qi Baishi

One morning last week, I was glancing through The Stranger when I saw an ad for this new exhibit: Isamu Noguchi and Qi Baishi – Beijing 1930.

Since I had time, I went straight to the museum.
In 1930, Noguchi spent 6 months in Beijing. He studied ink painting with Baishi, one of the greatest artists to use this medium. 
It is a large exhibit of ink paintings, drawings, sculptures, and calligraphic works by these two influential artists.


I loved it. It was beautiful. I will go back soon.

And if you want to read more about Isamu Noguchi and Qi Baishi, click here.

—  Frye Art Museum 704 Terry Avenue
Tues–Sun 11–5, and  Thurs 11–7, Free admission and free parking