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Asian Pacific American Artists

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This topical collection includes resources related to Asian Pacific American artists, including individuals who work in photography, sculpture, painting, installation art, video art, landscape design, furniture design, jewelry and architecture. This collection includes portraits of the artists, artwork, articles, videos with experts, and related Smithsonian Learning Lab collections. 

Teachers and students may use this collection as a springboard for classroom discussions including biographies of Asian Pacific American artists, art analysis, and historical context. This collection is not comprehensive but rather provides a launching point for research and study. 

This Smithsonian Learning Lab collection received Federal support from the Asian Pacific American Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.  

Keywords: Nam June Paik, Korean American, Roger Shimomura, Japanese American, Maya Lin, Vietnamese American, CYJO, Cindy Hwang, Isamu Noguchi, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Akio Takamori, George Nakashima, visual art

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Nam June Paik

National Portrait Gallery

Nam June Paik Birthday Tribute 2014

Smithsonian American Art Museum

T.V. Clock

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Untitled (robot)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Technology

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Shimomura Crossing the Delaware

National Portrait Gallery

Asian American Identity - Smithsonian Portraits of Encounter

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center

Diary: December 12, 1941

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Roger Shimomura

Archives of American Art

Artist: Maya Lin

Tess Porter

Maya Ying Lin

National Portrait Gallery

Folding the Chesapeake

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Maya Lin 1:5

National Portrait Gallery

Bobby Lee

National Portrait Gallery

Juju Chang

National Portrait Gallery

Daniel Dae Kim

National Portrait Gallery

Chang-rae Lee

National Portrait Gallery

Dana Tai Soon Burgess

National Portrait Gallery

Grey Sun

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Lunar Landscape

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Isamu Noguchi

National Portrait Gallery

Isamu Noguchi

National Portrait Gallery

Ginger Rogers

National Portrait Gallery

Fakirs

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Strong Woman and Child

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Look, It Flies!

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Yasuo Kuniyoshi

National Portrait Gallery

Bruce Dorfman recalls Yasuo Kuniyoshi

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Woman and Child

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Green Mountain

Smithsonian American Art Museum

School Boy

Smithsonian American Art Museum

JRA Distinguished Artist Talk with Akio Takamori

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Minguren II Coffee Table

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Conoid Bench

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Conoid Chair

Smithsonian American Art Museum

George Nakashima

National Portrait Gallery

"The Outwin 2016" Finalist: Thu Nguyen

National Portrait Gallery

Station Platform

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Hong Kong

National Portrait Gallery

Higher, Faster, and Farther

National Air and Space Museum

Land's End

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Jean Shin CommonThreads

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Chemical Balance III

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Vase with Landscape and Dinosaurs

Smithsonian American Art Museum

I. M. Pei

National Portrait Gallery

The Essential I.M. Pei

Smithsonian Magazine

Minoru Yamasaki

National Portrait Gallery

Mercurial Butterfly

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Constellation (Mana)

Catalog of American Portraits

Miye Matsukata

Archives of American Art

Earrings

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Toshiko Takaezu pot making series

Archives of American Art

Toshiko Takaezu moon pots

Archives of American Art

Sophia

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Black & White

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Farm

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Self-portrait

Catalog of American Portraits

Watercolor sketch of a city scene

Archives of American Art

Tokita family photograph album

Archives of American Art

Carlos Villa

Archives of American Art

Seong Moy [photograph] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Black Shore Dunes

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Night Glow

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Jun Kaneko standing with Arabia Wall

Archives of American Art

Grey

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Katchina

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Ruth Asawa

Archives of American Art

The Chair

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Ooh! I am Precious #21

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Blooming Vessel

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Patti Warashina workshop demonstration

Archives of American Art

Convertible Car Kiln

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Eitaro Ishigaki

Archives of American Art

March Landscape

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Road Builders

Smithsonian American Art Museum