Our museum is a resource for you and your students。 Experience history first-hand through immersive stories of immigrants, refugees and Americans, and learn how they helped transform our State and region。

We work with all grades from kindergarten through graduate-level students. From school partnerships to curriculum plans and training to school tours, our experiences are grade-level appropriate and adhere to state and national standards in ELA and Social Studies.




Touch of Chinatown

A Chinatown Discovery Tour

Explore an ever-changing neighborhood。 One of Seattle’s oldest historic neighborhoods, the Chinatown-International District offers students a chance to understand the relationship between ethnic communities and their environments, including the challenges of early immigrants to build and transform their environments。 Tours follow several paths through Chinatown and Japantown and can focus on a number of topics。

Duration | 90-110 minutes Tour Times | Tue - Fri, Between 10:00am - 1:00pm Recommended | K-12

To schedule your visit, contact or 206.623.5124 ext 133


New Years All Year Round

Our annual Lunar New Year tours take students on a fun-filled exploration of the museum or the neighborhood. With themes and activities tailored for each grade level, these tours can include an interactive story, game, crafts and lunch in addition to the museum or neighborhood tour. Bring your students, and share in the new year traditions.

幸运快3Duration | 60-75 minutes Tour Times | Tue - Fri, Between 10:00am - 1:00pm Recommended | K-2 Museum Tour, 3-12 grade Neighborhood Tour

To schedule your visit, contact or 206.623.5124 ext 133


Bitter and Sweet

Official tour of the bestselling novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. Students explore the Canton Alley apartment of Henry Lee. Visit Japantown and get a glimpse of the Panama Hotel as students delve into Keiko’s neighborhood prior to her incarceration. This tour gives students a real life look at the locations present in Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.

Duration | 60-75 minutes Tour Times | Tue - Fri, Between 10:00am - 3:00pm Recommended | 4th grade and up

To schedule your visit, contact or 206.623.5124 ext 133


Historic Nihonmachi

Explore Nihonmachi (Japantown), one of our three neighborhoods within Seattle's Chinatown-International District。 Enter historical buildings, engage with public art, and visit a pocket garden to meet the Murakami family in 1936 Japantown。 While the course of American history irrevocably changed the neighborhood, come experience today’s revival!

Duration | 60-75 minutes Tour Times | Tue - Fri, Between 10:00am - 3:00pm Recommended | 4th grade and up

To schedule your visit, contact or 206.623.5124 ext 133


Historic Immersion

Immerse your students in history itself. Students engage in discussions of push-pull factors, relate the history of immigration to current events, and step fully into the lives of laborers, merchants and families. It's fun and educational for students of all ages to walk through an important time in Pacific Northwest history. Includes exploration of an historic 1910 storefront.

Duration | 60-75 minutes Tour Times | Tue - Fri, Between 10:00am - 3:00pm Recommended | K-12

To schedule your visit, contact or 206.623.5124 ext 133


Bruce Lee

Students may not realize that Bruce Lee’s life, experiences and philosophy remain a vital part of personal empowerment and pop culture today. He fought against stereotypes and sought to transform the way society could accept a Chinese American. Students explore questions of identity, stereotypes, community, and the legacy of Bruce’s philosophies while challenging themselves to think about their own inner strengths, empowerment and goals.

Duration | 60-75 minutes Tour Times | Tue - Fri, Between 10:00am - 3:00pm Recommended | 6th grade and up

To schedule your visit, contact or 206.623.5124 ext 133


Gallery Immersion

The Wing Luke Museum opens six new exhibits every year. Our education team can customize gallery tours into one or more exhibitions, guiding students to experience history, current events, contemporary art and interactive activities. Gallery tours can also be added to neighborhood or historic immersion tours.

Duration | 60 minutes Tour Times | Tue - Fri, Between 10:00am - 3:00pm Recommended | K-12

To schedule your visit, contact or 206.623.5124 ext 133


Poetry, Voice and Detention

Language arts, history, social studies, and humanities educators - enhance your poetry lessons with an exploration of verse, spanning from Angel Island and Chinese immigrants to the emotional verses of imprisoned Japanese Americans. Students reflect on simple expressions of humanity, anger and compassion within the halls of Seattle's former INS building.

Duration | 60-75 minutes Tour Times | Tue - Fri, Between 10:00am - 3:00pm Recommended | 4TH GRADE +

To schedule your visit, contact or 206.623.5124 ext 133


Chinese Exclusion, Ellensburg and the New York Cafe

For more information contact:

Rahul Gupta, Director of Education and Tours, Wing Luke Museum,

Sadie Thayer, Museum Director, Kittitas County Historical Museum,

“Chinese Exclusion, Ellensburg and the New York Cafe”

A Teaching With Primary Sources Training for Teachers in Kittitas County Session

Open for middle and high school history, social studies and ELA instructors

Saturday October 12, 2019
9 am to 3 pm.


  • Digital resources and tools for the classroom
  • Exclusive access to local family history
  • 6 CEUs available
  • lunch will be provided
  • $50 stipend available to teachers who complete the workshop requirements


This training is part of “Be it Enacted”, a multi-year WA State Chinese exclusion history and social studies curriculum project developed by the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle with financial support from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program, and through the support and experience of the Kittitas County Historical Museum, Central Washington University and the Huie family.

National Park Service AAPI Theme Study

Deadline to register is Friday September 20。

Contact for more questions.


Date: 幸运快3September 27-29, 2019

In partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), The Wing will host an upcoming convening to dive into the recent NPS

The Theme Study is meant to lay out the national historic context and then set the stage for identifying and recognizing sites of significance. At our local convening, we’ll especially dive into significant themes and places rooted in the Pacific Northwest.

Why participate?

  • Learn more about the Study and explore its purpose to tell and acknowledge diverse stories
  • Explore how we can connect local stories through common themes
  • Explore the potential among local heritage sites for future landmark designations
  • Learn about the National Historic Landmark process and benefits
  • Connect with others passionate about Asian American Pacific Islander heritage sites in the Pacific Northwest

Who should participate?

  • Anyone with an interest in Asian American Pacific Islander heritage — all are welcome!
  • All experience levels are encouraged to come!
  • Organizations currently sharing about Asian American Pacific Islander heritage at their site — or with the potential to do so!

Program highlights:

  • Keynote with Konrad Ng, national advisor to the Study
  • Workshops and breakout sessions
  • Tours in the Chinatown-International District
  • There will also be a Friday daytime partner convening to explore future potential expanded collaboration.

Schedule snapshot:

Friday, September 27 – Pre-event Partner Convening

  • Doors open at 8:30am
  • Partner Convening from 9am-4pm
  • Lunch included
  • No cost; registration required

Friday, September 27 & Saturday, September 28 – Theme Study Launch

  • Lunch included
  • Cost $18; registration required

Friday – Opening Keynote and Reception

  • Doors open at 4:30pm
  • Program starts at 5pm
  • Wing Luke Museum galleries open for viewing until 7:30pm

Saturday – Workshops, Breakout Sessions and Tours

  • Doors open at 8:15am
  • Program from 9am-5pm

Sunday, September 29 – Explore Local Heritage Sites
(to be confirmed based on registrations; participants responsible for own travel to and from the sites)

  • l – Hosted tour of the Memorial for convening participants. Time tbd.
  • – Special opening of the Mukai House from 1-4pm with docents available for convening participants.
  • – Our partner is able to provide a limited number of admission tickets for participants to explore the Seattle Art Museum on your own.
  •  – Landmark headquarters for the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, the Stimson Green Mansion is an example of early 20th century English Tudor Revival style architecture, located in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood. Though it has no direct ties to AAPI heritage, the landmark provides an opportunity to reflect on and explore the landmark process overall.

Visit after the Convening


  • : A FREE museum in Pioneer Square that shares the story of a 1890s gold rush in the Yukon Territory of Canada, which transformed Seattle, its people and its culture in ways still evident today.
  • (PICA) Conference – November 2019




  • National Park Service
  • Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
  • 4Culture
  • Washington State Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation
  • Humanities Washington

Additional Partners:

  • Asian American Comparative Collection (AACC)
  • Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial
  • Chinese American Citizens Alliance – Seattle
  • Chong Wa Benevolent Association
  • Filipino American National Historical Society”
  • Friends of Japantown Seattle
  • Friends of Little Saigon
  • Friends of Minidoka
  • Inscape Arts
  • InterIm CDA
  • Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington
  • Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site
  • Minidoka National Historic Site
  • Mukai Farm & Garden
  • NPS Seattle Area National Park Sites
  • National Parks Conservation Association, Northwest Region
  • Organization of Chinese Americans, Seattle Chapter
  • Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts
  • Portland Chinatown History Foundation
  • Seattle Art Museum
  • Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority
  • Spean Rajana
  • The Oregon Chinese Diaspora Project; Southern Oregon University
  • Trail Posse
  • USDA Forest Service Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
  • Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Humanities Washington

NEH Teacher’s Institute


Charlene Mano Shen
Senior Community Programs Specialist
206.623.5124 ext 110

Rahul Gupta Director
Education and Tours
206.623.5124 ext 132


2019 NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop for School Teachers

Location:幸运快3 Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, Seattle, Washington

Application Submission Deadline:幸运快3 March 1, 2019 (Must be postmarked by this date)

Notification of Awardees: March 29 (Awardees must accept or decline by April 5)

  • Session 1: July 7-13 (Sunday – Saturday)
  • Session 2: July 21-27 (Sunday – Saturday)

Teachers Receive a Stipend of $1,200 for their participation.

The Wing Luke Museum(the Wing) invites educators to Seattle to experience American history through the stories of, through the eyes of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans who built this and other regions of our nation. Join scholars, historians, a playwright, artists and museum professionals to explore these histories through lecture, exploration of historic sites, and curriculum development. We will work together to further develop your love of American history and to create lessons for your classrooms using archival documents, artifacts and place-based teaching.

Asian and Pacific Islander Americans played, and continue to play, significant roles in the transformation of regions, cities, and communities。 These immigrants, refugees and Americans are greatly ignored in the discourse on which peoples helped build America; whether the railroads, in mining, salmon or other fisheries, aquaculture, aviation, civil rights and social change。

幸运快3The Wing’s week-long institutes are structured around the themes of Immigration and Exclusion (mid-1880s-1924), Struggles and Contributions of Laborers (1870-present), and Representation and Memorialization (1898-present)。 We will focus on the hidden histories of the Asian Pacific American pioneers, from the earliest Native Hawaiians who navigated the Pacific Coast and worked for the Hudson Bay Trading Company in the early 1800s through the Chinese, Punjabi and other South Asians, Filipino, Korean and Japanese immigrant laborers who were integral to the pre-World War II development of this region and beyond。

The workshop will offer experiences rooted in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District, field trips to regional sites of historic and cultural significance, and presentations from national faculty.

For over 50 years, the Wing has been and continues to be a leader in community-based cultural, historical and contemporary arts museums. Our mission is to “connect everyone to the dynamic history, cultures and art of Asian Pacific Americans through vivid storytelling and inspiring experiences, to advance racial and social equity.” Through our scholarship, historic interpretation, collections, storytelling, collaborations and our dynamic work of partnering with schools and districts to enhance social studies, history and ELA programs—the Wing seeks to tell a wider story of our region and nation.

We are transitioning to a new website in the next few weeks. As such, we have listed all the relevant information that is available within each of the bullets below.

Download the Application and Other Materials Here:

Please send, in TRIPLICATE, all application materials via SNAIL MAIL to:

Wing Luke Museum
719 South King Street
Seattle, WA 98104
Attn: NEH

Wing Luke Museum has reserved rooms for up to 40 people at the American Hotel located here in the Chinatown-International District. The American is a hostel with mostly shared rooms, but participants in previous years have appreciated the proximity to the museum, and the affordability of the rooms. We are looking into other accommodations, but are conscientious about keeping the cost down, as Seattle has become a relatively expensive city. The cost for a single room is $80 and up. Shared rooms $45 and up.

The Wing Luke Museum will be handling room registration for the American Hotel for their room block. For more information and questions, please contact

  • Program Team and Presenter Descriptions
  • Readings, Resources, Institute Products, and Credit (Coming Soon)

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Praise from Past Participants

“…The speakers were passionate and resourceful about the topic and providing ways to incorporate artifacts, text, and other evidence. The speakers were engaging and relevant and hearing their personal stories and experiences added a component to the workshop that made an emotional impact. This is so important as we attempt to broaden our students understanding of our history and how they fit in to that.”

 “…What was most helpful were the onsite visits to the locations we read about。 it really put the experiences to a more tangible reality。 The overarching approach that most of the lectures had about the subject matter was also enlightening as it helps to maintain a wider lens with which to view the time frames。”

 “…Even thought there were plenty of materials to read prior to the workshop, I find them very useful for my preparation of this study。”

 “…The content was terrific!! The field trips were equally terrific。 I think the Port Townsend trip was so valuable in tying in how immigration worked in the PNWH instead of simply as an Angel Island focus, which most teachers w/o the workshop would do。”

 “…I now have a deeper understanding of AA/PI immigration experience and the obstacles and challenges that they faced in their new home country. Dr. Fujita-Rony’s presentation on “home” and space was powerful. I will be using her questions and ideas in my courses as I teach modern day movements of people.”

 “…The speakers were very knowledgeable on their subjects and willing to engage the teachers as well as challenges current practices of teaching history. I am leaving here with different tenses to view history current student needs (Saturday lecture with Dr. Hune had a renewed energy to avoid timeline teaching of event by event but start from stories – people and extrapolate. I feel that there is a huge room for expansion of this concept.”


Curriculum Resources



  • Our website portal gives teachers access to lesson plans, curriculum sets by ethnic group, and other tools to blend Asian and Pacific Islander histories into social studies, language arts, and history courses。 There are lesson plans available for free and a subscription option to access the majority of our content。 Prices are available for classrooms, entire schools, and per-grade band full district pricing。

    All our curriculum is designed to to meet Common Core, Washington State Social Studies Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALR) and Grade Level Expectation (GLE) standards by grade level。 Our curriculum helps steer student comprehension, analysis and personal connection to history and contemporary social studies using literature, oral histories, multimedia resources, and virtual interaction with historical objects。 Our lessons extend seamlessly to onsite museum educational programming and tours。

    To subscribe, you will receive an email providing your username and details on how to login onto the website following your payment transaction. Contact 206.623.5124 ext 132 if you have any questions or need assistance.

School Partnerships

You and your students will get the most out of a year-long partnership with The Wing. Our partnerships are comprehensive school year-long programs starting with teacher professional development and coaching, classroom-to-museum curriculum integration, and student visits to the museum, which can be followed up with direct parent engagement. We have teamed up with Highline Public Schools district for several years, working with its entire 4th grade during the school year and with its incoming middle school students during the summer. Individual public schools and independent schools have worked with us to integrate curriculum, coaching, training and field trips into all their grade levels as well as to support their ELA, Social Studies, Humanities, Ethnic Studies and Race Equity programs. We also work with college-level and graduate-level programs at several universities in areas, such as social work, public health, urban development, public policy, and museology.

幸运快3This longer-term, deeper relationship between the museum and schools is creating a more positive experience for teachers and students, with students arriving more prepared to dialogue, analyze history and explore。 Teachers have expressed appreciation for how this program has made the connection to Common Core easier。 During each school year, we welcome the opportunity to partner with your school and the greater community that supports your institution。 We recognize that a full package may seem like a large commitment and may even be outside of some school budgets。 However, each component can be selected independently or in different configurations to design a partnership that better fits your school’s needs。 Pricing varies depending on the combination of services requested。


Educator Special Preview

  • Our Educator Special Preview (ESP) program invites educators to make an appointment to meet with museum education staff to receive a free walk-through of the museum’s historic spaces and current exhibits prior to scheduling a field trip。 Education staff members will meet with you and discuss how The Wing can best customize a tour for you and your students。 We are available to meet Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 5pm。

    Additionally, we host a Teacher’s Night Out in partnership with the National Park Service to connect your classrooms with opportunities at the museum and National Parks in our area as part of the Every Kid in a Park program. The Every Kid in a Park program welcomes every fourth grade student to experience the National Parks firsthand.

    To schedule your visit, contact tours@wingluke。org or 206。623。5124 ext 133, with your desired appointment date, time, and the number of educators attending。

Professional Development Training

Every fall and every spring, the museum hosts professional development trainings (clock hours) around cultural competency in teaching history, and developing culturally and racially equitable curriculum。 Geared towards teachers, professors,  and students in doctoral or masters programs, participants learn how they can best support their students by incorporating diverse perspectives and histories in their classroom。

In previous years we have hosted sessions on Chinese Exclusion in the Pacific Northwest, Japanese American Incarceration in the Second World War, Social Change and Activism in Asian Pacific American history.

For more information, contact or 206.623.5124 ext 132.

Fighting for America: Nisei Soldiers

Graphic novels by Lawrence Matsuda and Matt Sasaki

Created in partnership by The Wing and
the Nisei Veterans Committee Foundation

Available now

Call the Marketplace at 206-623-5124 x203 to purchase over the phone.

This graphic novel tells the story of six brave and courageous Nisei soldiers from the Pacific Northwest who proved their loyalty and made a significant mark in American history.

  • Shiro Kashino, Infantry
  • Roy Matsumoto, Military Intelligence Service (MIS)
  • Tosh Yasutake, Medic
  • Jimmie Kanaya, Medic
  • Frank Nishimura, Infantry
  • Turk Suzuki, Infantry

幸运快3Their stories are based on real and actual events, which were dramatized and translated to meet the visual and narrative requirements of a graphic novel。

Roger Shimomura, Artist
Photo by Emily Momohara

“Matt Sasaki’s illustrations are refreshingly original, beautifully expressive, and perfectly supplement the stories about the heroic achievements of six American patriots。 Whether you favor reading or looking at graphic novels, this one is definitely worth your time。”

Ken Mochizuki, Author of Baseball Saved UsHeroes and Meet Me at Higo

幸运快3“With engaging biographies, Matsuda and Sasaki succinctly relate the Japanese American experience during World War II。 Sasaki’s intense illustrations leap off the page!”

Toshiko Hasegawa
Japanese American Citizens League

幸运快3“There is great bravery in the honesty within the pages of this book. This same courage affords us the benefit of yesterday’s lessons, today’s blessings and the hope we harbor for still a better tomorrow. These stories don’t just describe what it was to be Japanese – they describe what it means to be American.”


Also available

Fighting for America: Nisei Soldiers Curriculum Guide: Downloadable PDF

An American Hero, Frank Nishimura , produced in partnership with the Seattle Channel

Winner of:
Northwest Regional EMMY, Craft-Editing, 2017

, Historic/Cultural – Program/Special, 2017

An American Hero, Shiro Kashino Stand-alone Chapter

and An American Hero, Shiro Kashino , produced in partnership with the Seattle Channel

Winner of:
, Historic/Cultural – Program/Special, 2016

Screened at:
, finalist for Best Short, April 29-May 1, 2016
, February 19-21, 2016

Past Events

October 29, 2016
Nisei Veterans Committee Hall
1212 S. King St., Seattle 98144

Meet with Author Lawrence Matsuda to discover how he transformed veterans’ stories into a graphic novel, illustrated by Artist Matt Sasaki, then dive into how to use the novel and its curriculum in your classroom. Clock hours pending. Registration applications available in June. More details can be found here.

September 12, 2015 doors open at 1pm, formal program at 1:30pm
Nisei Veterans Committee Hall
1212 S. King St., Seattle 98144

Celebrate the graphic novel release with Author Lawrence Matsuda and Artist Matt Sasaki and surviving featured veterans and their families.

October 10, 2015, 8:30am-3:30pm
Nisei Veterans Committee Hall
幸运快3 1212 S. King St., Seattle 98144

Meet with Author Lawrence Matsuda and Matt Sasaki to discover how they transformed veterans stories into their graphic novel, then dive into how to use the novel and its curriculum in your classroom.

November 21, 2015, 1pm-2:30pm
Wing Luke Museum
719 S. King St., Seattle 98104

Author Lawrence Matsuda will present and sign copies of the new graphic novel, with special screening of An American Hero, Shiro Kashino animated video。

In the News

Ryan Takeo, KING 5幸运快3 [December 7, 2016]

Luciano Marano, Bainbridge Island Review [April 11, 2016]

Take 21: Seattle Channel [February 17, 2016]

Ken Mochizuki, International Examiner [September 11, 2015]

Inspiring Social Change Through Fiction [August 30, 2015]

Jerry Large, Seattle Times [August 26, 2015]

About the Author and Artist

Lawrence Matsuda

幸运快3Lawrence Matsuda was born in the Minidoka, Idaho Concentration Camp during World War II.

He and his family were among the approximately 120,000 Japanese Americans and Japanese held without due process for approximately three years or more。 Matsuda has a Ph。D。 in Education from the University of Washington and was: a secondary teacher, university counselor, state level administrator, school principal, assistant superintendent, educational consultant, and visiting professor at Seattle University (SU)。

In 2005, he and two SU colleagues co-edited the book, Community and difference: teaching, pluralism and social justice, Peter Lang Publishing, New York. It won the 2006 National Association of Multicultural Education Philip Chinn Book Award. In July 2010, his book of poetry entitled, A Cold Wind from Idaho, was published by Black Lawrence Press in New York.

His poems appear in Ambush Review, Raven Chronicles, New Orleans Review, Floating Bridge Review, Black Lawrence Press website, Poets Against the War website, Cerise PressNostalgia Magazine, PlumepoetryMalpais Review, Zero Ducats, Surviving Minidoka (book), Meet Me at Higo(book), Minidoka:  An American Concentration Camp (book and photographs), Tidepools Magazine, and the Seattle Journal for Social Justice.

In addition, eight of his poems were the subject of a 60-minute dance presentation entitled, Minidoka, performed by Whitman College students in Walla Walla, Washington (2011).

His new book, Glimpses of a Forever Foreigner, published by CreateSpace was released in August 2014. It is a collection of Matsuda’s poetry and Roger Shimomura’s art.

Matt Sasaki

Matt Sasaki was born in Seattle, Washington, the only boy amongst three sisters。 He and his siblings grew up in the neighborhood of Beacon Hill。 His father was a pharmacist and mother a schoolteacher。 As a child, Matt channeled his youthful energy into drawing bizarre characters and creating storylines for the little ballpoint pen books he created out of scraps of paper and staples。 Soon little Matty discovered that if he did art projects for his teachers, he could get out of doing real schoolwork。

In his young adult years, Matt worked nights stocking shelves in a neighborhood grocery store while taking classes at the Art Institute of Seattle. After he graduated, he could not find work in the commercial art field, so he took classes in automobile collisions repair and found a job in a local body shop. Later, Matt started painting signs. During this time, he went back to school to study digital art and computer graphics at the Lake Washington Institute of Technology.

Matt lives with his wife, their serial killer cat and a very sweet old dog in a Zen-like home surrounded by a peaceful stand of tall evergreen trees north of Seattle.

Samples of his work can be found at: 。


This project was funded, in part, by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U。S。 Department of the Interior。

This material received Federal financial assistance for the preservation and interpretation of U.S. confinement sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II. Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, the U.S. Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability or age in its federally funded assisted projects. If you believe you have been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility as described above, or if you desire further information, please write to:

Chief, Office of Equal Opportunity Programs
U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
1201 Eye Street, NW (2740)
Washington, DC 20005

Governor Gary Locke Library and Heritage Community Center

Visit our digital collections, including the Takano Studio Collection and the Cantonese Opera Collection.


Contact us at 206.623.5124 ext 117 or 幸运快 to make an appointment. Let us know if you need help with a research project or find an artifact in our digital collections that you would like to see in person.

Learn more about our exhibitions and Asian Pacific American history, art, and culture in the Governor Gary Locke Library & Community Heritage Center. Browse through books, access our Collections, and even record your own history. FREE to the public by appointment — admission fee to The Wing not required. At The Wing, you have access to more than 47,000 resources and materials including books, periodicals, oral and video histories, photographs, historic documents and other artifacts related to the history, culture, and art of Asian Pacific Americans. All library and collections materials must be viewed onsite. Located on the third floor of The Wing.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Sites

Discover the Pacific Northwest sites that are essential to understanding the early Asian Pacific American experience in the United States with the Asian Pacific American Heritage Sites guide, produced in partnership with the US Forest Service (USFS). The guide features locations from the 2010 Chinese Heritage Tour of the American West, which was co-sponsored by The Wing and the USFS. This is only the beginning of a larger project to recover the stories of Asian Pacific pioneers who migrated and made a life in the U.S. earlier than many people think. The effort included the exhibition Grit: Asian Pacific Pioneers Across the Northwest and related programming. Continue to Asian Pacific American Heritage Sites. Also, we’ve been collecting information and photographs of sites throughout the Pacific Northwest on our . Our records are far from complete! From the map: 1) Click on a photo in the album to see its location on the map; 2) Click on the “view map” button to see a big map of all the locations; 3) Want to add a site? Email your site with location, brief description and photos to, and we’ll add it to the map.

Artist Directory

The Mix It Up Artist Directory:
An online source of Asian Pacific American visual artists and arts professionals, funding opportunities and resources. If you are interested in adding your information to the directory, please submit the following information to

– Name
– Title
– Email and/or website
– Medium
– Mailing address
(For our contact information only)
– Phone
(For our contact information only)

The Wing provides this list as a resource, so it is not meant to be an endorsement or a directory for solicitors.

James Lawrence Ardena, Artist • Email
Margery Aronson, Independent Curator • Email
Mitsuko Brooks, Briocolage Artist •
Elizabeth Brown, Chief Curator •
MalPina Chan, Artist • Printmaker, painter, and mixed-media • Email
Lolan Cheng, Painter • Chinese in paint
Larine Chung, Artist • Oil and Chinese ink painting •
Lauren Davis, Gallery Manager • Email
Jonathan Wakuda Fischer, Artist • Email
Lisa Mei Ling Fong, Assemblage Artist, Theatrical Properties Artisan • Email
Gail Gibson, Gallery Owner • Email
Annie Han, Artist • Installation and sculpture •
Kathleen Hewitt, Artist/Teaching Artist • Japanese Temari • Email
Maggie Ho, Artist/Vice President of WOCAA • Traditional Chinese Painting • Email
Pamela Hom, Sculptor • Metal and mixed-media • Email
Hannah Hong, Gallery Attendant • Art history and visual culture • Email
Mark Horiuchi, Artist • Ceramics and Painting • Email
Jason Huff, Artist • Ceramics • Email
Etsuko Ichikawa, Artist • Visual Art • Email
Marcia Iwasaki, Seattle Mayor’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Public Art Project Manager •
Art administration • Email
Jeje Je, portrait website face factory paintordraw • Acrylic, oil painting, pencil, pastel, water color •
John Jenkins, President • Photography books • Email
Cat Jobes, (Empress!) • Painter and Mosaicist • Email
Barbara Johns, Art Historian and Curator • Email
Islanda Khau, Exhibit graphic designer • Email
Louise Kikuchi, Artist • Sumi on paper • Email
Eunice Kim, Artist • Printmaking, works on paper •
Alan Lau, Poet, painter, editor, produce clerk • Sumi and mixed-media • Email
Pamela D. Lee, Artist • Visual / Performance • Email
Monica Lee, Artist • Watercolor • Email
Cheryll Leo-Gwin, Artist • Mixed-media • Email
Stephen Lyons, Owner • Email
Ken Matsudaira, Curator • Email
Naoko Morisawa, Visual Artist •
Yuki Nakamura, Artist • Ceramics and mixed-media • Email
Beni O’Donnell, Artist • Oil/Mixed-media • Email
Deborah Paine, Curator • Email
Malia Peoples, Fashion Designer • Textile and Multimedia Art • Email
Genie Rognier, Artist • Encaustic/mixed media • Email
Carina A. del Rosario, Visual Artist, Teaching Artist, Independent Curator • Photography, Mixed media
Chiyo Sanada, Artist • Japanese calligraphy • Email
Suzanne Saylor, Photographer • Email
June Sekiguchi, Artist • Email
Juliet Shen, Artist • Painting, Digital typeface design • Email • eb
Judy Shintani, Artist • Assemblage installation • Email
Shirley Sing, Artist • Mixed 2D paintings • Email
sui sea solitaire, Artist • Writing / Photography / Painting / Drawing •
Joseph Songco, Photographer • Photography • Email
Hideko Takahashi, Illustrator • Acrylics on illlutration board • Email
Maki Tamura, Ms. • Installation and painting • Email
Gail Tremblay, Artist • Fiber and installation • Email
Dana Wen, Performing Artist • Musician • Email
Stewart Wong, Artist • Installation, mixed-media, sculpture • Email
Barry Wong, Photographer • Photography • Email
Liana Woo, CDA Board • Email
Miriam Works, Artist/ Consultant • Ceramics • Email
Hongduan-Yang, Artist/Art Consultant • Chinese painting • Email
Mia Yoshihara-Bradshaw, Artist • Mixed Media • Email
Jave Yoshimoto, Visual Artist • Painting • Email
Friends of International Children’s Park, Community group • Email

Our field trip yesterday was amazing.  I appreciate how you have it organized.  Lunch in the park was perfect.  Your docents are truly top notch.  I learned so much<-

— Natalie F., 4th grade teacher at Beverly Park Elementary<-

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