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Adriel Luis gives a preview of the new website of the Asian Pacific American Center

Event Recap: “Gourmet Intersections: Asian-Latino Food Crossings”

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
This is an event recap of Gourmet Intersections: Asian-Latino Food Crossings (July 24, 2013). To view more photos, click here. The music playlist is also available here. Recap by guest blogger Pat Tanumihardja When you think of Asian-Latino fusion cuisine, Korean bulgogi beef tacos—the darling of the food truck world—will likely cross your mind. However, […]

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program orientation video

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
Part of the "Welcome to Smithsonian" videos. This video introduces the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program.

Young Historians, Living Histories Project

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center is launching the Young Historians, Living Histories Project to engage underserved young people in Asian Pacific American communities to explore, contextualize, and deepen their understanding of their own history and their community.  During a one-week workshop, participants will learn about the Asian Pacific American experience through the exhibition I […]

Introducing Adriel Luis, Curator of Digital and Emerging Media

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center (APAC) is excited to welcome Adriel Luis to the team as Curator of Digital and Emerging Media. Launching the first position of its kind at the Smithsonian, Luis will lead a campaign to establish APAC as a “third space” in the museum world – engaging new audiences through online […]

Happy Holidays from Konrad Ng, APAC Director

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
2013 has been a seriously amazing year for the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center: 2 major exhibitions; 2 pop-up museums; 5 public programs; 2 online education apps; 2 national workshops; 1 digital exhibition catalog; 1 online comic book, more than 7,000 exhibition posters; and reaching the lives of more than 750,000 people. Our success in […]

Tour Schedule for the Exhibition “I Want the Wide American Earth”

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This schedule will be updated frequently as we get more venue confirmations. If you are interested in hosting the exhibition or bringing it to your city, click here for more details. There are two copies of the banner exhibition available to be toured. The first list includes confirmed or tentative venues, the second list has […]

Reflections on Cultural Diplomacy

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
Masum Momaya, curator of Asian Pacific American Studies at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, talks about traveling around India with our exhibition "Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation" and what she learned about the role of curators in cultural diplomacy.

What’s the difference between a paratha and a tortilla?

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By Rishi Reddi, guest blogger This blog is part of the Gourmet Intersections program of Intersections as American Life: the Smithsonian Asian-Latino Festival 2013. What’s the difference between a paratha and a tortilla?  Or, curried beans and refried beans? A little-known community that bridged South Asians and Mexicans sprang up in the Imperial Valley of […]

Food Intersections in Brazil

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
By Zelideth María Rivas, guest blogger This blog is part of the Gourmet Intersections program of Intersections as American Life: the Smithsonian Asian-Latino Festival 2013. When asked to do a guest blog on my travels in Brazil, I wondered if I should go out and look for Asian-Latino food connections or just wander into their […]

Brazilian Pastéis Go Japanese

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By Zelideth María Rivas, guest blogger This blog is part of the Gourmet Intersections program of Intersections as American Life: the Smithsonian Asian-Latino Festival 2013. Turnovers. Empanadas. Pastelillos. Pastel. Let’s face it, we can’t have just one: pastéis. Many Latin American cultures have them. All Brazilian lanchonetes, bars, and feiras serve them. But only Yoka’s […]

Mochi and Tamales in Los Angeles

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By Mary Yogi, guest blogger This blog is part of the Gourmet Intersections program of Intersections as American Life: the Smithsonian Asian-Latino Festival 2013. Between Christmas and New Year’s Day, my family’s “To Do” list: Wash and soak 200 pounds of rice. Make enchiladas. Roll sushi. Peel and chop tomatillos and green chiles and cook […]

A Taste of Barrio Chino: Green Beans with Peanuts and Chile de Arbol

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By Pati Jinich, guest blogger and Gourmet Intersections panelist Before she died, my maternal grandmother, whom we called Lali gave me Gloria Miller’s Thousand Recipe Chinese Cookbook. She was fascinated with Chinese cookery. She was also very good at it. What she loved the most were the stir-fry dishes: fast, tasty and healthy. So, she […]

Current, I – Lehua M. Taitano

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Presented by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center Part of A Day in the Life of Queer Asian Pacific America: https://smithsonianapa.org/day-queer-life Also part of Care Package: https://smithsonianapa.org/care In "Current, I," poet Lehua M. Taitano reflects on the natural elements which she is composed of, and how social norms find friction with her very existence. Lehua's words find companionship in a video featuring scenes from her daily encounters with water, plants, and sea creatures – a montage ecosystem which she is inseparable from. Lehua M. Taitano is a queer CHamoru writer and interdisciplinary artist from Yigu, Guåhan (Guam) and co-founder of Art 25: Art in the Twenty-fifth Century. Taitano’s work investigates modern indigeneity, decolonization, and cultural identity in the context of diaspora. She is the author of two volumes of poetry—Inside Me an Island (WordTech Editions) and A Bell Made of Stones (TinFish Press).

Beyond Bollywood Film Festival: Sat. Nov. 15, 2014

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Complementing the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center’s exhibition Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation, the Beyond Bollywood Film Festival showcases short and feature films that explore the daily lives of Indian immigrants and Indian Americans. Topics explored in the selected films include migration and assimilation, identity, intergenerational and intimate relationships, aging, gender roles, and cultural connections to the United States and the homeland – India. Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation, is a groundbreaking exhibition showing at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) from February 27, 2014 to August 16, 2015. The exhibition explores the heritage, daily experience and numerous, diverse contributions that Indian immigrants and Indian Americans have made to shaping the United States.

America Is In The Heart (read by Junot Díaz, Hasan Minhaj & Ivy Quicho)

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"America is in the Heart" is a novel written by Carlos Bulosan in the 1940's to capture his Filipino American experience, but its words still resonate with the greater immigrant experience today. This film, created by Frank Chi and presented by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, features a passage read by comedian Hasan Minhaj, community organizer Ivy Quicho, and writer Junot Díaz – and features footage from throughout the United States of some of the 45 million immigrants who have become Americans since the publishing of the book in 1946.

Yumi Sakugawa – Not So Distant

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
Presented by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center Part of Care Package: https://smithsonianapa.org/care In "Not So Distant," artist Yumi Sakugawa guides us through a meditation on life in deep space, in a future where Planet Earth exists only in historic memory. By summoning our connections to ancestral knowledge, Sakugawa leads a slow, restorative voyage to demonstrate that, wherever we are in time and space, we can find solace in simply being Earthlings. Yumi Sakugawa is an Ignatz Awards nominated comic book artist and the author of I Think I Am In Friend-Love With You, Your Illustrated Guide To Becoming One With The Universe, and There Is No Right Way To Meditate: And Other Lessons. Her comics have appeared in BuzzFeed, The Believer, Bitch, the Best American Non­Required Reading 2014, The Rumpus, The Feminist Utopia Project, and other publications.

Naoko Wowsugi – Tea(r)ism

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Presented by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center Part of Care Package: https://smithsonianapa.org/care Come take part in a meditative healing ritual of crying. Tea(r)ism is a space for contemplation and reflection, encouraging participants to release emotions and cleanse the spirit. Originally created for ‘Ae Kai: A Culture Lab on Convergence in Honolulu, artist Naoko Wowsugi led ceremonial mamaki tea gatherings to facilitate therapeutic group healing to promote bonding and reconciliation with one’s self and neighbors. This meditation can be enjoyed anywhere by disregarding the few references to assistants. Tea(r)ism was originally presented at ʻAe Kai: A Culture Lab on Convergence, presented by SmithsonianAPA in Honolulu in 2017. Voice by Skylar Fein. Project Manager: Nicole Dowd. Support from The Rauschenberg Residency and American University. Contributions: Lucia Riffel, Issac Saunder, Will Rawls, and Tom "Pohaku" Stone

Te Whāinga: A Culture Lab on Civility (TRAILER)

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25-28 OCTOBER 2019 :: AUCKLAND, AOTREAROA A weekend-long creative experience featuring 20+ artists, scholars and cultural practitioners – all critically investigating the notion of civility. Presented by Auckland Museum and Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. Details: https://tewhainga.com Featuring: Ahsin Ahsin Rodney Bell Marc Conaco Elliot Collins Maria Dumlao Dr. Léuli Eshrāghi Erin Fae Tanu Gago Jack Gray Rebecca Ann Hobbs Hina Kneubuhl In*ter*is*land Collective Kerry Ann Lee Qiane Matata-Sipu Carl F.K. Pao Rosanna Raymond Miranda Smitheram Kereama Taepa Rosabel Tan Tufala Meri (Reina & Molana Sutton) Pati Solomona Tyrell Visual Voices Pacifika Film Fest

THE ARK by Viet Thanh Nguyen & Matt Huynh

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
“The Ark,” is written by Viet Thanh Nguyen, a Pulitzer author, MacArthur genius, and Vietnam war refugee. Animated by Matt Huynh, “The Ark” picks up after Nguyen’s celebrated novel “The Sympathizer,” continuing a complex and deeply intimate tale of war, displacement, and survival. Director and Artist - Matt Huynh Writer and Narrator - Viet Thanh Nguyen Composer - Kevin Shea Adams Additional animation - Irene Feleo Artist Assistants - Mark Wang, MJ Steele, Sasha Kimiatek Produced by Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center

What is CrossLines?

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CrossLines is pushing boundaries, meeting at an intersection, and more. It's a conversation. Take part this Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. And join us in D.C. for CrossLines: A Culture Lab on Intersectionality.

Living Beyond Bollywood

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
"Living Beyond Bollywood," an award-winning play, brings our exhibition "Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation" to life. Come to the National Museum of Natural History on July 25: 12pm, 1pm, 2pm | August 1: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm | August 8: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm | August 15: 12pm, 1pm, 2pm.

BookDragon Book Club: Pioneer Girl by Bich Minh Nguyen (Excerpt)

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Author Bich Minh Nguyen reads an excerpt from her novel Pioneer Girl, the first title featured in BookDragon's Book Club!

BookDragon Book Club: Pioneer Girl by Bich Minh Nguyen (Intro)

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Bich Minh Nguyen introduces her novel Pioneer Girl, the first title featured in the BookDragon Book Club!
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