A Dragon Lives Here
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Building on our popular Bruce Lee exhibit series, A Dragon Lives Here hones in on Bruce Lee’s Seattle roots and the fact that Seattle, now known as a city for innovation, technology, and entrepreneurs, also played a key role in shaping Bruce Lee and his groundbreaking approach.
A Dragon Lives Here was created in partnership with the Bruce Lee Foundation and with the generous support of sponsors, donors and partners.
About the Bruce Lee Exhibit Series
Untold perspectives on Bruce Lee’s life
The Do You Know Bruce? exhibit series at the Wing Luke Museum provides fresh and untold perspectives on Bruce Lee’s life and his connection to Seattle. Featuring personal family items and memorabilia, it gives both an intimate and wide angle approach to his personal philosophy and the external influences and circumstances that helped shaped his journey from a young student in Seattle to a global icon who continues to inspire millions.
There’s more to Bruce than you think.
In 1999, Time Magazine named Bruce Lee one of the most influential people of the century. He inspired – and continues to inspire – millions of people, 40 years after his death, through his trailblazing work in martial arts, film and fitness. He was an international superstar but for Asian Pacific Americans, he was much more. While his one-inch punch raised the bar for martial artists, his skill, hard work, and determination to break media stereotypes of Asian Pacific Americans was game-changing in advancing racial equality.
A significant part of who Bruce Lee became was due to his life in Seattle.
In Seattle, Bruce Lee worked at the legendary Ruby Chow’s Restaurant, launched his first martial arts studio, formed his philosophical roots, and met and fell in love with Linda Lee, a Garfield High School graduate. For him, Seattle was a time of obstacles and sacrifices as well as growth and development… and would become his final home.
Part 4: A Dragon Lives Here
Currently on display
幸运快3Bruce Lee spent formative years in Seattle – learning English, meeting his future wife, and establishing his first martial arts studio. In this all-new Part 4 exhibit, retrace Seattle locales special to Bruce Lee and get an up-close look at how this city – a place for innovation and entrepreneurs – also shaped his trailblazing approach.
Part 3: Day in the Life of Bruce Lee
Oct 1 2016 – Feb 11, 2018
幸运快3In Part 3 of the Bruce Lee exhibit series, we explored what it took to become “Bruce Lee.” Visitors got a glimpse of how Bruce Lee approached his every day – from his personal habits, routines, and work out strategies to his written and visual art, reading, and time with family and friends. The exhibit showed how Bruce Lee approached life in a multi-faceted way and encouraged you to find your own inspiration and approach. He tirelessly cultivated three areas he identified as important – body, mind and spirit. Strengthening each of those areas was Bruce Lee’s path to the ultimate – honestly and authentically expressing oneself to realize one’s potential.
Part 3 showed from his perspective what it took to become “Bruce Lee” and got us closer to understanding how that became possible.
Part 2: Do You Know Bruce? Breaking Barriers
Oct 3 2015 – Sep 4 2016
Part 2 tackled Bruce Lee’s larger than life impact in the media and film industry. From Green Hornet to Enter the Dragon, Bruce Lee defied stereotypes, broke barriers and transformed media perceptions by insisting on playing roles of real people rather than of Chinese male caricatures.
Inspired by Bruce Lee’s infamous one-inch punch, the exhibit featured a custom one-inch punch interactive station, developed in partnership with University of Washington. Visitors were able to test and measure the g-force of their own one-inch punches.
Part 1: Do You Know Bruce?
Oct 4 2014 – Sep 6 2015
For newcomers or those who only know the film roles, this exhibit may transform you into a die-hard fan, as you come to understand the rich textures of his life.
In the opening year exhibit, Bruce Lee’s philosophy, personal letters/writings, training equipment and artifacts from his martial studio were featured。 The exhibit also included interactive multi-media displays, never-before-seen personal belongings and collector memorabilia related to Bruce Lee’s time in Seattle and the Chinatown-International District, his relationship with Linda and family, and his global influence and legacy。
IN THE NEWS
Florangela Davila, Crosscut.com [February 8]
Jerry Large, The Seattle Times [February 8]
Wing Luke Museum, The Seattle Times [December 18]
Carole Cancler, Greater Seattle on the Cheap [December 3]
Linda Deng, China Daily [June 2]
Vacation Idea [March 29]
Allecia Vermillion, Seattle Met [March 20]
Forbes Travel Guide [May 18]
Eric A Riddle, King5 Evening [March 8]
Vittorio Hernandez, Yibada [March 7]
Maddie Pine, Her Campus at Seattle University [Feb 13]
Andrea Brown, Herald Net [Jan 23]
Vivian Nguyen, Northwest Asian Weekly [Dec 10]
Dominique Etzel, International Examiner [Nov 29]
Conrad Wesselhoeft, Seattle Weekly News [Nov 24]
A Journey West with Bruce Lee, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Carl Scott, Kung Fu & Jazz
ByHandMedia,CNN iReport [Oct 17]
Jason Cruz, Northwest Asian Weekly [Oct 8]
King5 News [Oct 3]
Evening [Oct 3]
King5 News [Sept 30]
International Examiner [Sept 17]
Northwest Asian Weekly [Sept 10]
Mark Renfree, PR News [Sept 4]
World Journal [Sept 2]
Mariano Lozano, El Pais [July 9]
Kate Hubbard, The Asian Reporter [May 4]
幸运快3 Capitol Hill Times [April 16]
Amanda Vail, Women Write About Comics [April 2]
Stacy Booth, Where Traveler [March 2]
Terry Richard, The Oregonian/Oregon Live [February 17]
Chris Kent, Martial Arts Illustrated UK, Bruce Lee Special [February edition]
Brian Callanan, Seattle Channel Take 21 Blog [January 9]
Yuko Kodama, KBCS, 5-part Radio Series [November 18]
Seattle Channel (video) [October 30]
Assunta Ng, Northwest Asian Weekly [Oct 16]
Jessica Davis, City Living Seattle [October 15]
Joseph Sutton-Holcomb, Nicole Capozziello, Florangela Davila, Crosscut [October 15]
Florangela Davila, KPLU 88.5 [October 13]
Diem Ly, Comcast WA [October 13]
Jack Truitt, International Examiner [October 11]
Northwest Asian Weekly [Oct 9]
Jason Cruz, Northwest Asian Weekly [October 9]
Shuchi Mehta, Seattle Magazine [October 9]
Marion Charatan, The Capitol Hill Times [October 9]
幸运快3 NewsFIX [Oct 8]
Seth Sommerfeld, Seattle Met [October 8]
Craig Sailor, The Olympian幸运快3 [October 8]
Sue Frause, Examiner.com [October 7]
Craig Sailor, The Olympian [October 7]
幸运快3 Sina Daily News [Oct 6]
Caroline Li, Seattleite [October 6]
Dylan Teague McDonald, The Daily [October 6]
KOMO News [October 5]
Seattlish [Oct 3]
幸运快3 jseattle, Capitol Hill Seattle Blog [October 3]
Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times [October 3]
Kelton Sears, Seattle Weekly [October 3]
Shift WA [October 3]
New Day Northwest [October 2]
International Examiner [October 2]
Brangien Davis, Seattle Mag [Oct 1]
Hunger Walker, Yahoo! Finance [Oct 1]
Eric Weisbrod, CNN [October 1]
Jaime Fuller, The Washington Post [Oct 1]
Warren Rojas, Heard on the Hill [October 1]
Tina Nguyen, Mediaite [October 1]
Jim Dever, King 5 Evening Magazine [September 30]
Nick Corasaniti, The New York Times [September 30]
Raffy Uytiepo, The Freeman [Sept 16]
Carly Andersen, Alaska Airlines Horizon Edition Magazine September 2014, Pg 7
Terry Richard, The Oregonian [August 20]
Jason Cruz, NW Asian Weekly [August 10]
THE YELLOW JUMPSUIT
In honor of Bruce Lee
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and City Council Members Bruce Harrell and Nick Licata officially declared Friday, October 3, 2014 Bruce Lee Day. We celebrated by blanketing the city and social media with the yellow jumpsuits Bruce Lee made famous in his final film, The Game of Death.
幸运快3Thank you to all who join the conversation and the celebration (with or without your yellow jumpsuit) by using the hashtag 。
Do You Know Bruce?
U.S. Congressman Jim McDermott and Washington State Governor Jay Inslee – with their own creative flair – took on the challenge of asking if we know Bruce.
Read more about how Congressman McDermott’s moves caught the attention of many, including national media.
Rockin’ the Yellow
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Alan Alabastro Photography
Perry and Vickie Lee