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Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program (APAP) provides vision, leadership, and support for all Asian Pacific American (APA) activities at the Smithsonian, while serving as the Smithsonian's liaison to APA communities. Through exhibitions, programs, research, and collaborations, APAP reflects experiences of Asian Pacific Americans, their role in U.S. history, and empowers them by increasing their sense of inclusion in our national culture.

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program Multimedia

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Webpage displaying videos, photos, interactives, and audio from the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program.

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.

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program - Student Orientation Video

Smithsonian Education
This video introduces the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program and highlights many of the Asian Pacific American objects from the collection.

Asian Pacific American Program Collections

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Webpage featuring the Smithsonian's newest acquisitions such as posters, quilts, and costumes related to the story of Asian Pacific Americans. Viewers are invited to donate objects and submit comments.

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, […]

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

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
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 […]

Author Interview: Yiyun Li [in Asian American Literary Review]

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program

To become a writer, Yiyun Li left behind everything familiar: her birth country (China), her first language (Mandarin), her family...

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
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 […]

Brazilian Pastéis Go Japanese

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. 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

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
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 […]

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 […]

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

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
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 […]

What do you know about Asian literature? [in Christian Science Monitor]

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
What do you know about Asian literature? So you love haiku, can quote from “The Art of War,” and have...

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
Oh, oh, oh. You know something special is coming when I start with those three simple syllables. Because big words...

Discover WeNeedDiverseBooks with David Levithan’s Every Day

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
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