Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum

Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum The Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum is the first museum dedicated to Pacific Island arts and cultures in the contiguous United States. We're located at 695 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802. Visit us online at http://www.pieam.org.
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Pacific Islander/Diaspora multidisciplinary ARTISTS take over our IG the entire month of June. Aunty Fran walking on sun...
05/30/2020

Pacific Islander/Diaspora multidisciplinary ARTISTS take over our IG the entire month of June. Aunty Fran walking on sunshine.
Here's the line-up:
Week 1/Lehua Taitano @lehua_m._taitano
Week 2/Mariquita 'Micki' Davis @marimick
Week 3/Dakota Camacho @infinitedakota
Week 4/Toni Pasion @toni.pasion
Their art.
Their practice.
Their narrative.
THEIR TRUTH.
Turn-up the volume.

Thank you Long Beach Navy Memorial Heritage Association for your generous contribution towards our Community Archive Col...
05/28/2020

Thank you Long Beach Navy Memorial Heritage Association for your generous contribution towards our Community Archive Collection Care project. Your support will help us protect & preserve our nation’s irreplaceable cultural resources by Pacific Islanders who have been celebrating our heritage in California for over 200 years. #longbeachnavymemorialheritageassociation @lbcommunityfdn #ManyIslandsManyStoriesOneMuseum

Ancestor in the making. Meet Misol Merino, son of indigenous CHamoru doula Stevie Merino @solandrootsdoula. Misol learni...
05/13/2020

Ancestor in the making. Meet Misol Merino, son of indigenous CHamoru doula Stevie Merino @solandrootsdoula. Misol learning about corals along with @nihikids. #knowyourroots #museumathome

Relatives, we are sharing a few artifacts online from our permanent collection and we recognize the unique kinship that ...
04/29/2020

Relatives, we are sharing a few artifacts online from our permanent collection and we recognize the unique kinship that exist between objects, people and their histories and the obligation that comes with this recognition.
Check out the pieces we have on display at pieam.org/exhibits or go to the link in our bio and click the “Museum at Home” text on the home page! #museumathome

#Repost @astageofourown .🌀⚡️ #SaveTheDate and Join us for the second iteration of the Indigenous Healing Summit, organiz...
04/20/2020

#Repost @astageofourown
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🌀⚡️ #SaveTheDate and Join us for the second iteration of the Indigenous Healing Summit, organized and envisioned by our sister, Amelia Butler.

The event will be a convening of offerings from Amelia Butler (@ameliahbutler), Toni Pasion (@toni.pasion), Leilani Banday (@kiwadiwata_), Paru Frances (@dearastralparu), Tapahia Heke (@tapahiaheke), Jekope Kalomaira (@jax_king_kaloumaira), Pūoro Jerome (@puorojerome).
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SUN APRIL 4/26 PST, HST, EDT
MON APRIL 4/27 NZDT

2:00-5:00PM PST
11:00AM-2:00PM HST
5:00-8:00PM EDT
9:00-12:00PM NZDT
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Livestream from: facebook.com/indigenoushealingsummit
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This is a FREE event
However a monetary gift/donation/love offering/energy exchange to support the indigenous healers and artists are welcome.
Venmo @AmeliaButler
Paypal [email protected]
Cash app $AmeliaButler
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#Indigenous #healingsummit #culture #anchors #philippines #filipinx #aotearoa #fiji #hawaii #pasifika #oceania #pillars #unity #hā

From all of us working and creating at home, we thank those that are #EssentialWorkers for their dedication and bravery ...
04/08/2020

From all of us working and creating at home, we thank those that are #EssentialWorkers for their dedication and bravery at this time! We are grateful for you and the work you do!

#Repost @smithsonianapa .We’re pleased to present Care Package: meditations, songs, and poems that have brought us calm ...
04/07/2020

#Repost @smithsonianapa
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We’re pleased to present Care Package: meditations, songs, and poems that have brought us calm and comfort during this time. What would you put in your #artcarepackage? https://smithsonianapa.org/care

Grateful to all the ancestor figures in our garden for holding sacred space and safeguarding our community. These carvin...
04/02/2020

Grateful to all the ancestor figures in our garden for holding sacred space and safeguarding our community.

These carvings called Tino represent sacred ancestors from Nukuoru, a Micronesian outlier settled long ago by people from Polynesia. #museumfromhome

There are so many Pacific Islander women to honor for Women's History Month. Today we honor Fa’fa’någue Heidi Chargualaf...
03/27/2020

There are so many Pacific Islander women to honor for Women's History Month. Today we honor Fa’fa’någue Heidi Chargualaf-Quenga for her efforts in perpetuating and preserving the CHamoru culture. @kutturanchamorufoundation

There are so many Pacific Islander women to honor for Women's History Month. Today we honor M.B. Dallocchio @mbdallocchi...
03/21/2020

There are so many Pacific Islander women to honor for Women's History Month. Today we honor M.B. Dallocchio @mbdallocchio artist and veteran. Thank you for your service.

M.B. Dallocchio (The Desert Warrior) served as a medic, mental health sergeant, and retention NCO (noncommissioned officer) in the US Army for eight years. While on deployment to Ramadi, Iraq in 2004-2005, she served as a member of "Team Lioness," the first female team that was attached to Marine infantry units to perform checkpoint operations, house raids, and personnel searches on Iraqi women and children for weapons and explosives. She is a Native Chamoru from the Northern Mariana Islands.

Artwork on exhibit at PIEAM: “Women Warriors and The Pinup” & “The Desert Warrior” by M.B. Dallocchio @ Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum

PIEAM's response to COVID-19 The safety and well-being of our visitors and staff are PIEAM’s highest priority. We are cl...
03/13/2020

PIEAM's response to COVID-19

The safety and well-being of our visitors and staff are PIEAM’s highest priority. We are closely monitoring the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and state and local government agencies to stay on top of this evolving situation. PIEAM remains open to the public Wednesday through Saturday*. We will communicate any changes that might affect museum visitation, including our events and programs, with you as quickly as we can. If you do not feel well, we respectfully and kindly ask that you refrain from visiting the museum during this time. Please visit both our website and our Instagram in order to get the latest updates.

*Subject to change.

There are so many Pacific Islander women to honor for Women's History Month. Today we honor Dr. Bernadita Camacho-Dungca...
03/06/2020

There are so many Pacific Islander women to honor for Women's History Month. Today we honor Dr. Bernadita Camacho-Dungca for the gift of the Inifresi.

Ginen i mas takhelo’ gi Hinasso-ku,
i mas takhalom gi Kurason-hu,
yan i mas figo’ na Nina’siñå-hu,
Hu ufresen maisa yu’ para bai hu Prutehi
yan hu Difende i Hinengge,
i Kottura,
i Lengguahi,
i Aire,
i Hanom yan i tano’ Chamoru,
ni’Irensiå-ku Direchu ginen as Yu’os Tåta.
Este hu Afitma gi hilo’ i bipblia yan i banderå-hu,
i banderan Guåhan.

Photo credit: @kuamnews

Māori Culture & Haka Workshop | Sat., Feb. 29, 2020, 12-2pm Kia ora!Join indigenous Māori woman, Amelia Butler, from Lea...
02/22/2020

Māori Culture & Haka Workshop | Sat., Feb. 29, 2020, 12-2pm

Kia ora!
Join indigenous Māori woman, Amelia Butler, from Learn Māori Abroad as she shares about Māori culture and traditions. We will also take a look at the Māori war dance known as the haka and learn how to do the haka. The Māori people are the indigenous people of Aotearoa (New Zealand) and are a part of the Oceania region.

About the instructor:
Amelia Butler @ameliahbutler is an indigenous Māori performer, dancer and choreographer from New Zealand. She has been teaching and performing dance at an international level for over 20 years. Amelia moved to Los Angeles in 2008 to pursue a career in dance and has worked as a professional dancer in the Los Angeles entertainment industry. She founded and leads Los Angeles based traditional Māori performance group, Ngā Ānahera Māori, and teaches the Māori language via video chat through her company, Learn Māori Abroad @learnmaoriabroad. Amelia’s tribal affiliations are Ngatiwai, Ngapuhi and Ngati Awa. She is proud to share her culture here in the US.

Special Event admission: $10 per person; Free for PIEAM museum members and kids under 12. 50% of admission proceeds goes to support the artist.

The drum chooses you.
02/22/2020

The drum chooses you.

Māori Culture & Haka Workshop | Sat., Feb. 29, 2020, 12-2pm Kia ora!Join indigenous Māori woman, Amelia Butler, from Lea...
02/14/2020

Māori Culture & Haka Workshop | Sat., Feb. 29, 2020, 12-2pm

Kia ora!
Join indigenous Māori woman, Amelia Butler, from Learn Māori Abroad as she shares about Māori culture and traditions. We will also take a look at the Māori war dance known as the haka and learn how to do the haka. The Māori people are the indigenous people of Aotearoa (New Zealand) and are a part of the Oceania region.

About the instructor:
Amelia Butler @ameliahbutler is an indigenous Māori performer, dancer and choreographer from New Zealand. She has been teaching and performing dance at an international level for over 20 years. Amelia moved to Los Angeles in 2008 to pursue a career in dance and has worked as a professional dancer in the Los Angeles entertainment industry. She founded and leads Los Angeles based traditional Māori performance group, Ngā Ānahera Māori, and teaches the Māori language via video chat through her company, Learn Māori Abroad @learnmaoriabroad. Amelia’s tribal affiliations are Ngatiwai, Ngapuhi and Ngati Awa. She is proud to share her culture here in the US.

Special Event admission: $10 per person; Free for PIEAM museum members and kids under 12. 50% of admission proceeds goes to support the artist.

Many people care about the preservation of Oceania’s irreplaceable cultural resources. We are grateful to scholar Ashley...
01/31/2020

Many people care about the preservation of Oceania’s irreplaceable cultural resources. We are grateful to scholar Ashley I. Flores for being our archival consultant, pro bono. Among her accolades are: John H. Heide Fellowship at University of Hawaii at Manoa and a Josephine Forman Scholarship Recipient with Society of American Archivists. She is currently working on a Masters in Library and Information Science at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (expected June 2020). She also holds a M.A. University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa – Art History, emphasis in Pacific Arts (2015); and a B.A. California State University, Northridge – Art History, Minor in Religious Studies (2011). Si Yu'us Ma'ase Ashley.

We will be closed on Saturday, January 25 from 12-3 PM for a private event. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope ...
01/24/2020

We will be closed on Saturday, January 25 from 12-3 PM for a private event. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you have a great weekend!

The Gaw is actually money made of spondylous shells which can only be found in deep water. The shell money is used for m...
01/20/2020

The Gaw is actually money made of spondylous shells which can only be found in deep water. The shell money is used for many things including to build a house. It takes about 1000 hours to carve a circular spondylous shell. There are 782 spondylous shells in the gaw.

On view now at the Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum.
Our address is: 695 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802. We are open Wednesday - Sunday from 11AM - 5PM.

Kumu Mikilani Young will teach protocol and speak about the Mauna Kea movement. She will speak to protecting indigenous ...
01/11/2020

Kumu Mikilani Young will teach protocol and speak about the Mauna Kea movement. She will speak to protecting indigenous life ways and all sacred spaces. Come learn and deepen the practice of Kapu Aloha; sacred conduct. Unite in pule (prayers) for all waters, mountains, people, places for the future generations.

@kumumiki @toni.pasion

(be)longing January 11 – July 5, 2020                                 (be)longing is an exhibit to raise the consciousne...
01/10/2020

(be)longing
January 11 – July 5, 2020

(be)longing is an exhibit to raise the consciousness of Oceania and her people. Experience the Museum’s collection through the community narrative. For the exhibit duration, artists & cultural practitioners of Oceania ancestry will be given the opportunity to study the historical and cultural context that led an artifact leaving Oceania, entering institutions, as well as the legacies of those practices in the present. Each artist and cultural practitioner will share a creative response reflecting on their discovery. Follow us on Instagram to stay notified on these special events.

The film Eating Up Easter will be screening in the Museum’s media room. Eating Up Easter is a new documentary from native Rapanui (Easter Island) filmmaker Sergio Mata’u Rapu. In this cinematic letter to his son, Rapu explores the modern dilemma of their people who risk losing everything to the globalizing effects of tourism. The film follows four islanders, descendants of the ancient statue builders, who are working to tackle the consequences of their rapidly developing home. This film is a gift to the community from Kartemquin Films & filmmaker Sergio Mata’u Rapu. Runtime 1h 16m.

Photo: Towards the front is the Uunong ceremonial bowl from our permanent collection. Behind the artifact, is the 3D model of Uunong ceremonial bowl, a collaboration with PIEAM intern Jacinda Earword; Dr. Mariah Proctor-Tiffany, CSULB, College of the Arts; and Dr. Christiane Beyer, CSULB College of Engineering.

See you in 2020! We are closed on New Year's Day but we hope you have a safe and fun holiday! 🌺 Chloe, Aunty Fran, & JPW...
12/29/2019

See you in 2020! We are closed on New Year's Day but we hope you have a safe and fun holiday! 🌺 Chloe, Aunty Fran, & JP

We'll be installing our new exhibit for the next two weeks. During this time (January 2-10) admission is by suggested donation. Our store and sculpture garden will still be open and you're welcome to stop by! #longbeach #pieam @ Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum

With the blessing of the Tongva community and our ancestors, together we continue to raise the consciousness of Oceania ...
12/26/2019

With the blessing of the Tongva community and our ancestors, together we continue to raise the consciousness of Oceania and her people.

Thank you Stevie Merino @solandrootsdoula, our guest co-curator, for the brilliance you brought to this show.

Thank you to all of our artists
Micki Davis @marimick , Jason Pereira @jpxinsta , Roquin Siongco @rockin_roquin, Samantha Tagaloa @afrospam, Dan Taulapapa McMullin @dantaulapapamcmullin, Lilo Tauvao @lilotauvao as well as cultural bearers Dr. Wennifer Lin-Haver @wennifer.lin, Toni Pasion @toni.pasion, Gunita Collective @gunitacollective, and LE GaFa @LE_GaFa

Grateful for the support of the Arts Council for Long Beach @artslb, Birth Workers of Color @birthworkersofcolor, the City of Long Beach @longbeachcity, and all of our extended family.

Artist Talk: Roquin Siongco @rockin_roquin, The LineageSaturday, December 14, 2-4 PMRoquin will be sharing their story o...
12/08/2019

Artist Talk: Roquin Siongco @rockin_roquin, The Lineage
Saturday, December 14, 2-4 PM
Roquin will be sharing their story on creating The Lineage at the Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum. This artist talk is presented in conjunction with the ongoing exhibition Carrying the Pacific: Pregnancy, Birth, and Parenthood. RSVP to [email protected].

Admission: PIEAM Members Free, $5 General, $3 Seniors, Students & Teachers.

THIS SATURDAY, December 7Fāgogo o Samoa | Stories of Samoa | Moni Pili, Cultural Bearer, 11am-12:30pm.  WHAT is Fāgogo? ...
12/06/2019

THIS SATURDAY, December 7
Fāgogo o Samoa | Stories of Samoa | Moni Pili, Cultural Bearer, 11am-12:30pm.

WHAT is Fāgogo? WHERE did it come from? WHY is it important? And HOW can it play an important role in today’s time? #culturalbearer #storytelling #allages @LE_GaFa @ Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum

Wishing you all a safe and fun holiday with your families!
11/25/2019

Wishing you all a safe and fun holiday with your families!

Come over to the Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum today, Saturday Nov. 16, and see PIEAM’s artist-in-residence, Jason Pe...
11/16/2019

Come over to the Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum today, Saturday Nov. 16, and see PIEAM’s artist-in-residence, Jason Pereira (JP) @jpxinsta & artists from Centennial High School live painting. This event is supported in part by the Arts Council of Long Beach @artslb, City of Long Beach @longbeachcity and the National Pacific Islander Education Network @npien_ . Admission: Free for students & PIEAM museum members; $5 general; $3 teacher, senior & veteran.

Come over to the Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum this Saturday, Nov. 16, and see PIEAM’s artist-in-residence, Jason Per...
11/15/2019

Come over to the Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum this Saturday, Nov. 16, and see PIEAM’s artist-in-residence, Jason Pereira (JP) @jpxinsta + artists from Centennial High School + Dominguez High School live painting. This event is supported in part by the Arts Council of Long Beach @artslb, City of Long Beach @longbeachcity and the National Pacific Islander Education Network @npien_ . Admission: Free for students & PIEAM museum members; $5 general; $3 teacher, senior & veteran. @ Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum

11/03/2019

Save the date for the upcoming events in November at PIEAM!

Facing the Sea | Live Painting with Jason Pereira (JP) @jpxinsta Friday, October 25, 2019, 11am-5pmFree admission for st...
10/11/2019

Facing the Sea | Live Painting with Jason Pereira (JP) @jpxinsta
Friday, October 25, 2019, 11am-5pm
Free admission for students & museum members

View the current exhibit. Talk story. Inspire the live art.

Supported in part by Arts Council for Long Beach and the City of Long Beach

@le_gafa Presents.... FĀGOGO O SAMOA || STORIES OF SAMOA🌋Restoring our MANA🌋 Fāgogo was a way to teach us of who we are ...
10/11/2019

@le_gafa Presents.... FĀGOGO O SAMOA || STORIES OF SAMOA
🌋Restoring our MANA🌋
Fāgogo was a way to teach us of who we are and where we came from. Lessons of life and wisdom were passed down through Fāgogo. Unfortunately it is an art that is seldomly seen. However, story telling has taken many forms. LE GaFa and the Teaching Staff invites you to come and Fāgogo. Talk story.

Our guest co-curator Stevie Merino @solandrootsdoula led a tour for Birth Workers of Color as a part of their doula trai...
10/05/2019

Our guest co-curator Stevie Merino @solandrootsdoula led a tour for Birth Workers of Color as a part of their doula training.

We will be closed for a short period tomorrow (9/28/19) from 9AM - 2PM to host the the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islan...
09/27/2019

We will be closed for a short period tomorrow (9/28/19) from 9AM - 2PM to host the the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander census convening.

Our visiting artists: Kaylee, Rosie, and Natalie! Thank you @vibewithkat !  Photographed in front of The Vā by  @afrospa...
09/21/2019

Our visiting artists: Kaylee, Rosie, and Natalie! Thank you @vibewithkat !

Photographed in front of The Vā by @afrospam

Always holding space for our ancestors. Standing figure, Sepik River, Papua New Guinea. Carrying the Pacific: Pregnancy,...
09/21/2019

Always holding space for our ancestors. Standing figure, Sepik River, Papua New Guinea. Carrying the Pacific: Pregnancy, Birth, & Parenthood - Now through December 31.

Thank you Stevie for carrying the Pacific within you 🌊🌬🌋🏝 @ Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum
09/08/2019

Thank you Stevie for carrying the Pacific within you 🌊🌬🌋🏝 @ Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum

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