Pacific Bonsai Museum
Dates: 4/21 – 9/30/2018

In this exhibit, visitors will be able to study bonsai trees and describe what they see. The exhibit will break down major design elements of bonsai art — line, shape, form, space, color, and texture — exploring each element in detail. It will demonstrate, with trees from Pacific Bonsai Museum’s collection, how these design elements are used in bonsai.

As visitors enter and move through the exhibit, they will find bonsai trees that elegantly express design elements, displayed alongside images of artworks and interpretive text offering insights into the bonsai design process. As they explore the exhibit, visitors will be prompted by provocative questions to help them discover things they hadn’t seen before and put into words what they are learning. In the end, after experiencing all six elements, they will have become savvy about bonsai design, appreciative of the craft, and empowered to draw new connections between bonsai and other works of art.

Admission is free, but donations are always appreciated.

The Pacific Bonsai Museum is located on the campus of the former Weyerhaeuser headquarters at 2515 S 336th Street, Federal Way, WA 98001. Visitors are advised to search ‘Pacific Bonsai Museum’ in google maps on their gps-enabled devices to navigate to the Museum. Free parking is available across from the Museum at the West Parking Lot; handicapped parking is available at the museum entrance.