5/29/2008--Seattle, WA, USA..?Sweet Hello? donor art installation by Saya Moriyasu in the Welcome Hall. The lively colors and faces of Asian Pacific Islander American celebrations inspire this sculpture. The bells ring and welcome visitors who use the fans to create the air currents.The Wing Luke Asian Museum opens its new permanent home at 719 South King Street in Seattle?s Chinatown/International District after rehabilitating the historic East Kong Yick Building and transforming a community with its successful $23.2 million capital campaign...From its 60,000-square-foot building, the Wing Luke Asian Museum is dedicated to engaging the Asian Pacific American communities and the public in exploring issues related to the culture, art and history of Asian Pacific Americans. A Smithsonian Institution affiliate, the Museum was founded in 1966 and celebrates its namesake, Wing Luke, the first Asian Pacific American elected to public office in the Pacific Northwest..©2008 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved.