Part of the Seattle Art Museum, the Asian collection has it’s own building on Capitol Hill. Sitting in the middle of beautiful Volunteer Park it’s housed in the original Seattle Art Museum building. Well worth a visit, you should take yourself there soon.
The grand entrance is flanked by flowers and camels. It reminded me of the lions at the Chicago Art Museum.
The inside is open and lit with skylights and has some lovely iron work.
There is a mix of the ancient and modern, temple statues, blockprints, furniture, carvings, pottery and porcelins. Japanese, Chinese, East Indian, there is something for every taste. Pictured here is a bronze work depicting seaweed. It’s much more impressive than the photo shows.
How do you like this example of ikebana-flower arranging. The pot was really interesting and was the focus in this exhibit not the flowers actually.
There is more to see, but I’ll leave you with the elaborate embroidery of royal robes. Here are a couple of details for your enjoyment. More later.