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“Renegade Edo and Paris” at the Seattle Asian Art Museum

The influence of Japanese art of the Edo Period on the visual arts of late 19th century France is well documented by art historians. In Renegade Edo and Paris, currently on view at the Seattle Asian Art...

Ceramics of disaster

Earth is the main character in “The World Upside Down” Patti Warashina’s show at Traver Gallery. It is a planet where gravity is an unreliable force. Where the human inhabitants perch precariously or tumble...

Frye Art Museum exhibit Formations is non-linear storytelling

Seeing Formations, Kelly Akashi’s show at the Frye Art Museum, is like reading a book with the chapters out of order. But each chapter is so interesting that you want to know the whole...

Jun Kaneko: Selected Works on display at Traver Gallery

Jun Kaneko is internationally renowned for his massive ceramic sculptures, in dozens of public art installations in the U.S. and Japan and major museum collections throughout the world. A compact survey of some 40...

Ikat: A World of Compelling Cloth features textiles from around the globe

The Seattle Art Museum’s exhibition, Ikat: A World of Compelling Cloth is a stunning visual experience. The museum’s large fourth floor galleries are filled with colorful, gorgeously patterned textiles: quilts, hangings and garments from...

Exhibit highlights the early years of George Tsutakawa’s towering career

George Tsutakawa is a towering figure among Pacific Northwest artists, known for his monumental bronze fountains in prominent locations here and abroad. But Tsutakawa was well- established as a painter a decade before receiving his...

(Un)Earthly Delights by Philippe Hyojung Kim shows at Gallery 4Culture throughout July

Philippe Hyojung Kim has a love/hate relationship with plastic. In the artist’s statement for his current exhibition, (Un)Earthly Delights, he describes it as “always ready to shine and allure us into the present with...

Cultural influences flow across media and over time in “Folding Into Shape” at the...

Everyone who has folded a sheet of paper into an airplane has felt the satisfaction of turning something flat into a functional three-dimensional object. The Japanese are masters of transformation through folding. Origami (paper-folding)...

A tale of two dragons at the National Nordic Museum 

Dragons can be found all over the world, in the fairy tales, legends, and origin stories of many cultures. Dragons from opposite sides of the world meet in the National Nordic Museum’s current exhibition, Paper...

Monterey Museum of Art presents the work of eight Sansei artists honoring family members’...

The incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II is a dark episode in U.S. history. Two months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, forcing 120,000 Japanese...