Restoring an Icon Asian Art Museum, Jesse Tam. The Asian Art Museum located at Seattle’s Volunteer Park will be part of an expansion and renovation. Did you know that the museum hasn’t been restored or renovated since its inception in 1933? Join in this long-overdue initiative to renovate a beloved cultural landmark and preserve a quintessential Seattle experience forever.
Construction is planned to begin September 2017 and will last approximately one year, followed by an additional six months for moving the art back into the building. The museum will reopen in 2019. The estimated cost of the renovation and expansion is approximately $49 million dollars (subject to change based on the final renovation plans).
New gallery space will enable the museum to more regularly showcase art from all of Asia—not only its original collection featuring works from China, Japan, Korea, but also its growing South Asian collection. Education is a major part of the museum’s mission, and addressing the needs of thousands of K–12 students in the area through special programming and learning opportunities is a high priority.
Mark your calendar to attend with your input or suggestions for this expansion and renovation.
SAT DEC 10 2016
Asian Art Museum Renovation & Proposed Expansion Community Meeting
Asian Art Museum
1400 E Prospect St, Seattle WA 98112