Share your Seattle Asian Art Museum Memories

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Jermaine

Photo of myself & my two best friends from 1984. Volunteer Park was our playground & SAM was my first museum.

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Erika Enomoto

Taking George (8 months old) for his first ride on a camel.

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Joanna Tyan

Every visit to Volunteer Park or the museum included a camel ride. Here, my brother and I are intrepid travelers braving the arid wastes. One of my most vivid SAM memories is being taken to see the movie “Alice in Wonderland” — not the animated version, but with actors— Cary Grant and WC Fields. I was about three, and had never seen a movie before. I was terrified and had to be taken home. And about thirty years later falling in love with Bartok at the Sunday afternoon chamber concerts.

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Sarah I.

The Asian Art Museum is one of our family’s favorite places. Here is our daughter Raina, age 4, in 2010

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Nina

“Help, I’m stuck!”

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Mary Galvin Baldwin

My parents, Thelma and Frank Galvin, on honeymoon the day after their wedding, June 23, 1940.

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Susan Scott

I have a dim, flickering memory of this visit to the museum. It was 1955, and I was about 3 1/2. As always, my mom faced me right into the sun, so I was squinting. Glad to be one of many, many generations to be photographed astride the camels!

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Geraldine

This photo is of my brother & myself circa 1959. On the weekends, SAM was one of my dad’s favorite spots to visit, especially because of the (ill-fated) jade exhibit. We didn’t mind going though because we got to “ride” the Chinese camels. As an adult, SAAM at Volunteer Park continues to be a comforting & nostalgic place for me. Father’s Day 2018

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Lana

A wonderful Mother’s Day trip to the museum with my daughter…and a photo with the camel to remember it!

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Emily Teeter

The 3 Teeter sisters on the camel, circa 1959. Our mother, Elizabeth Goodwin was a long time docent at SAM, so we spent a lot of time there and look forward to it reopening.