Seattle Asian Art Museum-New Exhibit!
The Seattle Asian Art Museum will be changed their primary exhibit in July so I thought we should the new exhibit. Here is a description of the exhibit, from the SAM website:
# RENEGADE EDO AND PARIS: JAPANESE PRINTS AND TOULOUSE-LAUTREC
### JULY 21 – DEC 3 2023SEATTLE ASIAN ART MUSEUMSOUTH GALLERY
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“What do late 18th- to 19th-century Edo (present-day Tokyo) and late 19th-century Paris have in common? This exhibition, which can only be seen in Seattle, uncovers the shared renegade spirit that characterized the graphic arts and social cultures of these two dynamic cities. On view are over 90 Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints and paintings from SAM’s Japanese collection alongside private loans of works by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901). In addition to the intriguing formal and thematic parallels between these two collections of graphic arts, the exhibition reveals the social impulses behind their burgeoning art production. As both cities faced challenges to the status quo from the rising middle classes, subversive impulses gave rise to vibrant cultures of theatregoing, pleasure seeking, and new forms of visual art.”
One of our members Lin-Lin, is an Chinese American artist and thought the next 3 links would provide a good background for the trip to the Asian Art Museum:
[Taoism: Philosophy Explained -at the Chinese American Museum DC](https://youtu.be/Bl7iyGzLQ-s)
[Taoism Everywhere: The Taos Influence on Arts & Culture- at the Chinese American Museum DC](https://youtu.be/GkzVbLfuuxE)
[The Well-being of Taoism – at the Chinese American Museum DC](https://youtu.be/-xKezlCed8I)
The location of the Seattle Asian Art Museum is 1400 E. Prospect, in Volunteer Park. There is a beautiful Botanical Garden you can walk to near the museum if you want to come early and make a day of it.
From the SAM website:
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There are other discount programs also, for example if you are a Bank of America customer and the link for discounted tickets is:
The normal entrance fee is
Adults: $14.99 for adults ahead of time and $17.99 day of
Seniors 65+ $12.99 ahead of time and $15.99 day of
Students with ID: $9.99 ahead of time and $12.00 day of
We will stay at the museum 1.5 hours, with introductions from 1:00pm to 1:15pm and then go to Jamjuree Thai Restaurant afterward. The restaurant is at 509 15th Ave. E. (206-323-4255). There is a small parking lot at the museum, but to get a space, I would arrive around 12:30pm. You can reach me on the email for the art meetup group at firstname.lastname@example.org or text or call my cell at 206-310-8000.