This month I decided to check out another museum for the free first Thursday event in Seattle. I'd never visited the Seattle Asian Art Museum so I decided it was the perfect time to go. It's located in Volunteer Park near Capital Hill. A spacious and lush park with many attractions, the art deco building that houses the museum is a gem that should not be missed. Collections from China, Japan, India, Korea, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas can be seen along with special exhibitions.
Being showcased during my visit was work by the artist Chiho Aoshima. She used imagery she created from computer graphics to make futuristic scenes with creatures. There were many paintings with buildings and fairy-like faces featured. She even created an animated 3D Soundscape which was also on display. It was large, spanning the whole wall, and loud and vibrant.
I loved the bright airy rooms and the general feel of the museum. My favorite part was the room overlooking the park, giving it a feel of a museum in Paris and New York.
The Seattle Asian Art Museum is located at 1400 East Prospect Street in Seattle.