New Americans Museum

New Americans Museum The Museum strives to promote understanding and interaction between newcomers and native-born Americans while helping our newest citizens connect with and prosper in their new homeland.The New Americans Museum is a non profit 501c3.
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For centuries, America has beckoned to immigrants the world over. With courage and determination they have traveled thousands of miles to rejoin loved ones, for economic opportunity, or simply to know freedom. As a nation of immigrants, America has benefited from an infusion of talents and skills that are the foundations of many rich traditions. In the civic, economic, and artistic arenas, yesterday's newcomer is tomorrow's pioneer in a continuing process that defines us to this day. The preservation and presentation of the immigrant experience in the United States is a central commitment of the New Americans Museum's mission. We are dedicated to insuring that individual stories are safeguarded in the Family Histories Essays and Oral and Visual Histories archives as enduring testaments to our immigrant roots as a culture and a nation.

Mission: A catalyst for the celebration of America's past and promise, the Museum provides inspiring educational and cultural programs to honor our diverse immigrant experiences.

San Diego Filipino Cinema
12/04/2019

San Diego Filipino Cinema

Rizzhel Javier (@rizzhel.javier) is a San Diego based artist and educator. Her work explores the intersection of memory, culture and what happens when it falls through the cracks. She uses art to dissect her identity through researching and archiving of her family history.

Her current film Lydia explores the Filipino diaspora through interviews with family and friends between San Diego and the Philippines about her Lola (grandmother). The intersection of these conversations reveal the effects of distance, separation and the changing landscape of the American Dream.

"Working on this project has been healing in a lot of ways. The best thing is learning about my family history through all the different interviews and conversations with people that know my Lola. All the different perspectives gave me the opportunity to learn about who my family was before we migrated to the states. I am filling many gaps in my own history that, before this project, I didn’t realize were missing."

Rizzhel is an instructor that empowers youth through media programs like Reel Voices at Pacific Arts Movement. She is also an instructor at Cal State San Marcos, Southwestern College, and San Diego City College.
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Meet and get to know Rizzhel's filmmaking process and journey on her new film "Lydia" on Dec. 7, 1pm at the launch of SDFC's Visions & Voices Panel Discussion program at @newamericansmuseum
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🎬Free admission. Limited seats. Click link in our bio to register.
https://sdfc_visionsvoices.eventbrite.com
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Visions & Voices: Emerging Filipinx Filmmakers, a Panel Discussion is made possible with the help of @thecityofsandiego and @newamericansmuseum and our Community Partners @banyankitchensd @chichocolatsd @passionplanner, Starbucks at Millenia Mall and Trader Joe's Point Loma 💛

Check out this list of five films about immigration and belonging. " “Walk, Run, Cha-Cha,” about Millie and Paul Cao, et...
11/21/2019
Opinion | The People We Fear Are Just Like Us

Check out this list of five films about immigration and belonging.
" “Walk, Run, Cha-Cha,” about Millie and Paul Cao, ethnic Chinese refugees from Vietnam...Theirs is a great love story, of separation and reunification, and of the fulfillment found in learning to dance together."

https://nyti.ms/349IE9S

Five short documentaries follow the immigrants who make America great.

Well deserved Emma Francisco!! New Americans Museum is proud and honored to partner with Emma  and Benito of   San Diego...
11/12/2019
Someone San Diego Should Know: Emma Francisco

Well deserved Emma Francisco!! New Americans Museum is proud and honored to partner with Emma and Benito of San Diego Filipino Cinema.

'Powerhouse' forges career in filmmaking

11/07/2019
A New Exhibition Showcases Treasured Objects That Hold the Stories of Migration

Congratulations to NAM artist in residence Kerianne Quick on this fantastic KPBS coverage. [A] Portrait of People in Motion is extended to December 15th.

If you were to migrate to a whole new place, what would you bring with you? That is the focus of an art exhibition at Liberty Station. KPBS anchor Maya Trabu...

Students of High Tech High School along with teacher Suzie Erlagen stopped by New Americans Museum today to pay an educa...
11/06/2019

Students of High Tech High School along with teacher Suzie Erlagen stopped by New Americans Museum today to pay an educational visit to our Dia De Los Muertos Altar. This year the altar is commemorating Mexico's traditional Lucha Libre wrestlers. The students had a lot of enthusiasm and questions!
#hightechhigh #luchalibre #diademuertos

Arts District Liberty Station
11/01/2019

Arts District Liberty Station

Experience #diadelosmuertos with us during First Friday Arts District! This altar (at the New Americans Museum) is dedicated to the luchadores of Lucha Libre!

November 1 | 5-9PM

#artsdistrict #diademuertos #luchador #luchalibre #explorelibertystation #altardemuertos

10/31/2019

Our Dia de los Muertos altar is up! Come see the curator talk this Friday at 6 pm! Tickets here: https://bit.ly/337gb48

10/26/2019

Fantastic effort today by Professor Flores' students, and volunteers of UABC to install the Dia De Los Muertos Altar.
Muchas, Muchas Gracias!

Here is a sneak peek of the Installation.

Soft opening is on Sunday October 27th, 11am -4pm,
NAM will also be taking part in the Liberty Station Halloween event, please drop by for Trick or Treat, kids in costume get treats!

The Altar will be on public view October 28th, 2019 through November 17th, 2019, and on November 1st we have our special Curator Talk by Professor Flores, Limited tickets! Hurry!

To RSVP for the talk: www.https://dia_de_los_muertos_talk_and_reception.eventbrite.com

10/26/2019

We are installing our incredible Day Of The Dead/Dia De Los Muertos Altar today! For the fifth year in a row Professor Guadalupe Flores Ph.D. along with 35 students and volunteers from the University of Baja California create a multi-media installation at New Americans Museum, this year the theme is commemorating Mexico's traditional Lucha Libre wrestlers such as El Santo and Blue Demon.

Much love and gratitude to Chef Michel and the The French Gourmet for the continued support for New Americans Museum #NA...
10/19/2019

Much love and gratitude to Chef Michel and the The French Gourmet for the continued support for New Americans Museum #NAMSOIREE

Another great event! We're proud to have been a part of the @newamericansmuseum soiree and fundraiser last night at @bldg177
#events #sandiegoevents #catering #cateringlife #sandiegocaterer #sandiegocatering #newamericansmuseum #soiree #fundraiser #community #NAMSOIREE

10/19/2019
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We're so excited to be joining our past clients, Benito Salvador Bautista & Emma Francisco at the San Diego International Film Festival today to see the screening of their award winning short film The Interpreter!!

San Diego Filipino Cinema

The San Diego Foundation
10/19/2019
The San Diego Foundation

The San Diego Foundation

Bring some culture into your family life this month with #KidsFreeSD admission at dozens of San Diego museums and attractions. We've highlighted several that we work with:
Living Coast Discovery Center, Maritime Museum of San Diego, Museum of Photographic Arts, New Americans Museum, San Diego Air & Space Museum, San Diego History Center, Water Conservation Garden

Definition of community: "a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and g...
10/12/2019

Definition of community: "a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals." (Oxford Dictionary) Our guests from the City of Hawaiian Gardens Community Center all grew up together and share this sense of fellowship. It was a real pleasure to give them a tour of New Americans Museum today, next stop for them - Linda Vista Skatepark! Enjoy your day.
#hawaiiangardens #newamericansmuseum #thingstodoinsandiego

Prof. Jose Guadalupe Flores and nephews came to New Americans Museum today, later this month he will be overseeing the i...
09/28/2019

Prof. Jose Guadalupe Flores and nephews came to New Americans Museum today, later this month he will be overseeing the installation of a Dia De Los Muertos (Day Of The Dead) Altar at our museum. It's going to be a stunning multi-media installation featuring Mexico's traditional Luchadores (wrestlers) such as El Santo and Blue Demon! (on view November 1 - November 17)

Professor Flores is pictured here at [A] Portrait of People In Motion,an interactive exhibition on migrant stories by New Americans Museum's Artist-In-Residence Kerianne Quick. (on view thru November 17)

Lumpia Club
09/25/2019

Lumpia Club

We are back at VILLA MANILA, 500 e. 8th Street, National City this Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 11:30am-12noon networking, 12noon-1pm lunch program.

Featured Topic: Liberty Station’s Growing Art District

Featured Speakers:

Lisa Johnson
President/CEO
NTC Foundation

Benito Bautista
Executive Director/Founder
San Diego Filipino Cinema

Linda Caballero Sotelo
Executive Director
New Americans Museum

$20 admission includes great networking opportunities, Filipino cuisine lunch and of course Lumpia!

To RSVP text (619) 884-9886 or email [email protected].

09/19/2019
Francine Maigue Day @New Americans Museum

We at NAM are constantly inspired by the stories of strength, hope and courage that immigrants bring to our country. Tonight was no exception as we celebrated NAM Poet-In-Residence Francine Maigue with an evening of dance, performance, music and poetry.

09/18/2019

What is your immigrant story? Trina Tom (in the red dress) arrived in the US as one of the "boat people" refugees from Vietnam, she is now a successful master hairstylist, her friend, Loan Nguyen, is a social media influencer. They loved Rizzhel Javier's exhibition "Landsick" and it's themes of immigration, distance and intergenerational heritage.
Loan Nguyen Trina Tom Master Hair Stylist Trina Tom #vietnam #influencer #rizzheljavier

How many languages do you speak? We had students from Switzerland and Korea of the Stafford House Language School visit ...
09/12/2019

How many languages do you speak? We had students from Switzerland and Korea of the Stafford House Language School visit our new exhibit "A Portrait of People in Motion" by NAM Artist-In-Residence Kerianne Quick today.

NAM is in the news! The following quote is from an article by Karla Peterson in the San Diego Union Tribune newspaper.Ph...
09/11/2019

NAM is in the news!
The following quote is from an article by Karla Peterson in the San Diego Union Tribune newspaper.
Photo Credit: Nelvin C. Cepeda U-T

"The teddy bear came here from San Francisco by way of Indiana, a gift to help a new college student ward off homesickness. The handbag came from Nigeria, handed down to a daughter from a mother she would never see again. The family photo was from Laos. The quilt came from Iowa. The wooden pendant came from Serbia, carved by a father for a daughter who carries it with her everywhere she goes."

These are just a few of the objects featured in “A Portrait of People in Motion: Kerianne Quick,” a new exhibit at the New Americans Museum in Liberty Station, Arts District.

‘A Portrait of People in Motion: Kerianne Quick’

When: Through Nov. 17.

Museum hours: Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where:The New Americans Museum, Liberty Station, 2825 Dewey Road, Suite 102, Liberty Station, Point Loma.

Admission: Free

Phone: (619) 756-7707

Online: newamericansmuseum.org
##keriannequick #thingstodoinsandiego #artsdistrictlibertystation #uniontribune #utsandiego #utsd #aportraitofpeopleinmotion

Great bunch in today from #usd Dive Into Changemaking, their enthusiasm and energy was great, exploring "A Portrait of P...
09/02/2019

Great bunch in today from #usd Dive Into Changemaking, their enthusiasm and energy was great, exploring "A Portrait of People in Motion" (on view through November 17, 2019) and "Landsick" (on view through October 20, 2019)

Great honor to meet artist Rizzhel Mae Javier's parents Ray and Rita today. They were visiting Rizzhel's multimedia inst...
09/01/2019

Great honor to meet artist Rizzhel Mae Javier's parents Ray and Rita today. They were visiting Rizzhel's multimedia installation "Landsick" now on view through October 20, 2019. #rizzheljavier

New Americans Museum opened "[A] Portrait of People in Motion" last Friday, August 23. It was an exciting and emotional ...
08/28/2019

New Americans Museum opened "[A] Portrait of People in Motion" last Friday, August 23. It was an exciting and emotional event for participants who worked with NAM's Artist-In-Residence Kerianne Quick. It took over a year to collect, edit and create the stories and objects in the exhibition. #kerriannequick #materialsmith [A] Portrait of People in Motion is on view now through November 17, 2019.

Read any good books recently? NAM is partnering with the Union Tribune Festival of books! Come down to Liberty Station t...
08/24/2019

Read any good books recently? NAM is partnering with the Union Tribune Festival of books! Come down to Liberty Station today for author talks, book signings, give aways and performances.

Happening at the NAM @ Art District Liberty Station - San Diego Union Tribune Festival of Books:  Saturday August 24th!!
08/23/2019

Happening at the NAM @ Art District Liberty Station - San Diego Union Tribune Festival of Books: Saturday August 24th!!

08/17/2019
Rizzhel Javier: Connecting The Dots

Beyond thankful to have such a big voice in the San Diego community at our museum! Check out Rizzhel Javier at CreativeMornings San Diego talking about her work, projects, and family.
"Landsick" by Rizzhel Javier on view until October 20th, 2019!

Rizzhel talks about her work and the common threads that tie everything together. Rizzhel Javier at CreativeMornings San Diego, May 2019. Free events like th...

New Americans Museum's cover photo
08/16/2019

New Americans Museum's cover photo

SAVE THE DATE August 23rd, 5pm: Opening reception- [A] Portrait of People in Motion by Artist-in-Residence Kerianne Quic...
08/16/2019

SAVE THE DATE August 23rd, 5pm: Opening reception- [A] Portrait of People in Motion by Artist-in-Residence Kerianne Quick.
FREE tickets available: https://nam_a_portrait_of_people_in_motion.eventbrite.com
GET TO KNOW Artist-in-Residence Kerianne Quick! Here is "5 Questions with Kerianne Quick" from the National Museum of Women in the Arts: https://blog.nmwa.org/2018/08/08/5-questions-with-kerianne-quick/ #womeninthearts #newamericansmuseum #aportraitofpeopleinmotion
CHECK OUT HER BOOK: https://www.blurb.com/b/9609057-a-portrait-of-people-in-motion

Rizzhel Javier
08/15/2019
Rizzhel Javier

Rizzhel Javier

NOW AVAILABLE IN MY ONLINE STORE! Prints inspired by my current exhibition at the New Americans Museum. Your purchase will help to fund a film project I am working on this Fall. THANK YOU ahead of time for your support and I look forward to updating you on the progress of the film!

UPCOMING EXHIBIT: We are proud to announce that we are in the process of installing "[A] Portrait of People in Motion" b...
08/10/2019

UPCOMING EXHIBIT: We are proud to announce that we are in the process of installing "[A] Portrait of People in Motion" by Artist-in-Residence Kerianne Quick!
SAVE THE DATE: Opening reception is Friday, August 23rd, 2019, 5pm-8pm.
ABOUT: The exhibition focuses on honoring the migration stories of many Americans, through the use of objects brought on, or left behind during their journey. Quick utilized 3D printing, 3D scanning, and digital photography to record and recreate a translucent version of these items of deep significance.
@materialsmithing #aportraitofpeopleinmotion

EXTENDED DATE: Come see "Landsick" by Rizzhel Javier, now extended until October 20th, 2019! Don't miss the opportunity ...
08/08/2019

EXTENDED DATE: Come see "Landsick" by Rizzhel Javier, now extended until October 20th, 2019! Don't miss the opportunity to see this powerful multimedia installation exploring the hybridity of culture and the complexity of binational families and intergenerational relationships. #landsick #newamericansmuseum

Special thanks to UnidosUS for having us attend the 2019 UnidosUS Annual Conference! We were more than excited to partic...
08/07/2019

Special thanks to UnidosUS for having us attend the 2019 UnidosUS Annual Conference! We were more than excited to participate in this experience and help spread empowerment, engagement, and diversity throughout the community! #newamericansmuseum #unidos2019

New installation by artist in residence Kerianne Quick on view August 23rd 2019 - November 17th 2019
08/07/2019

New installation by artist in residence Kerianne Quick on view August 23rd 2019 - November 17th 2019

On view August 23rd 2019 - November 17th 2019
08/07/2019

On view August 23rd 2019 - November 17th 2019

Hi, my name is Abdul Osman and this is my last week as the New Americans Summer Fellow. I've learned so much this past m...
08/05/2019

Hi, my name is Abdul Osman and this is my last week as the New Americans Summer Fellow. I've learned so much this past month. Working at a non-profit that celebrates diversity in all facets has been extremely fulfilling. While I was only able to spend a short time with New Americans Museum, the lessons I learned will stay with me for a lifetime.

A special thank you to the staff at NAM for being so welcoming and to the Bennion Center for funding my experience!

Meet Victoria ~ NAM's Summer Intern from USD.  Thank you Chris Nayve | John Loggins | Austin Galy!  Welcome Aboard Victo...
08/02/2019

Meet Victoria ~ NAM's Summer Intern from USD.
Thank you Chris Nayve | John Loggins | Austin Galy!

Welcome Aboard Victoria!

"Hi! My name is Victoria Visinaiz, and I am one of the New Americans Museum's summer interns!

I am currently entering my third year at the University of San Diego, majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in Mathematics. I was born and raised in Chicago, where my roots run deep. My parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents were all born and raised in Cook County, Chicago tracing back to the early 1900's. However, my great-great grandparents are immigrants from Greece, Poland, Sweden, and Mexico.

I am more than excited for the opportunity to assist the New Americans Museum and all the powerful stories told within."

Join us for an intimate conversation surrounding mental health in refugee and migrant communities on August 6th from 3:0...
07/31/2019

Join us for an intimate conversation surrounding mental health in refugee and migrant communities on August 6th from 3:00pm-5:00pm at City Heights Coffee House!

New Americans Museum had the chance to host our friends from Sempra Energy - Diversity and Inclusion Group for a tour an...
07/26/2019

New Americans Museum had the chance to host our friends from Sempra Energy - Diversity and Inclusion Group for a tour and talk. Thank you to NAM Board Member Dr. Michael "Mick" Hager for your continued support, NAM Executive Director, Linda Caballero Sotelo, Timothy J. Allnutt, NAM Gallery Attendant, and NAM Fellow from University of Utah, Abdul Osman.

County of San Diego Filipino American Employees Association
07/22/2019

County of San Diego Filipino American Employees Association

July 20, 2019: CSDFEA & APACE did a tour at the New Americans Museum (NAM), which is currently featuring “Landsick” by Rizzhel Javier and “Between Two Worlds - Untold Stories of Refugees from Laos” by the Center of Lao Studies. We found the exhibits to be relevant, thought-provoking, and insightful. NAM provided a great space to learn and engage in dialogue. We recommend going out to NAM and seeing these exhibits while they are still on display.

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2825 Dewey Rd
San Diego, CA
92106

Green Line to Old Town Transit center then 28 bus to Rosecrans/Roosevelt

General information

Closed July 4th Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri: 10am-4pm Sat & Sun: 11am-4pm

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 11:00 - 16:00
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

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(619) 756-7707

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