Beth Takekawa, the Executive Director of the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience is retiring after 24 years of leadership.
Takekawa reflects on the importance of a museum where stories are gathered and shared from the Asian Pacific American community’s perspective.
Thank you to the South Seattle Emerald for partnership on a print version of this story.
Producer: Yuko Kodama
Photo: Courtesy of Sharon Maeda
Nobuko Miyamoto is an activist, music and dance artist, who found her political and artistic voice in the Asian American movement. As a child, she and her parents were incarcerated in the internment camps. Later, she performed on Broadway and has since produced many creative works. Over the past few decades, Miyamoto has been facilitating workshops to encourage her community to tell their personal stories. Listen to Miyamoto’s reflection of the past year and the importance of expressing your story. (more…)
Information on upcoming corner rallies to to fight violent attacks against Asian American communities.
Take a tour of a sampling of places in Seattle’s Chinatown International District with Doan Nguyen. Nguyen is the Senior tour Manager for the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian American Experience. (more…)
Seattle is home to a special exhibit right now which invites visitors into a thoughtful conversation about race. It’s at the Wing Luke Asian Museum, and it’s called Under My Skin: Artists Explore Race in the 21st Century.
In it, 26 artists share their creative visions of race. They depict the brutal realities of racism in the past and present, the ways race shapes the immigrant experience, and the hope that can be found amidst the complex realities of race in daily life. Under My Skin: Artists Explore Race in the 21st Century is on exhibit at the Wing Luke Asian Museum through mid-November.
- Sharon Maeda, former art teacher in the public schools and member of the Wing Luke Community Advisory Committee for this exhibit.
- Jasmine Brown, featured artist in the exhibit
- Carina DelRosario, featured artist in the exhibit
Listen to the interview here: KBCS_M+I_20130703_Wing Luke Exhibit