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FRONT ROW CENTER: THE NEW ASIAN ART MUSEUM

Feb 13 2020

Asian Art Museum

Emma Baillargeon Stimson Auditorium

7 PM – 8 PM

Asia can be defined in many ways: geographically, culturally, and historically. As the world’s largest and most populated continent, Asia is not uniform or fixed; its boundaries shift, its people and cultures are diverse, and its histories are complex. After a transformative renovation, the Seattle Asian Art Museum—one of only a few Asian art museums in the United States—reopens with an inaugural installation that embraces this complexity. In Boundless: Stories of Asian Art, you will not find galleries labeled by geography. Instead, works from different cultures and from ancient to contemporary times come together to tell stories about Asia in a nonlinear narrative.

Experience the installation, and then join KUOW’s Marcie Sillman as she talks with Ping Foong, Foster Foundation Curator of Chinese Art, and Xiaojin Wu, Curator of Japanese and Korean Art, about their groundbreaking reimagination of SAM’s Asian art collection.

The museum is free all day, but RSVPs are requested for the Front Row Center event.
Photo: Scott Areman

The Seattle Art Museum acknowledges that we are located on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people.