Chinese American Museum Washington DC

Chinese American Museum Washington DC Chinese American Museum in DC is a new Washington museum, currently in development, that is scheduled to open in phases through 2021. Because of the pandemic, the museum is currently closed to in-person visits.
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Check out the web for updates. The Chinese American Museum in Washington, DC (CAMDC) is a bold undertaking, currently underway, to establish a new, national museum to preserve, exhibit, and lead a meaningful, positive dialogue about the Chinese American experience—its history, culture, and contributions to our country and the world.

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Join us TONIGHT Thursday, July 15, 7:00-8:00 pm ET for an online discussion of the new special exhibit Wild Cranes now o...
07/15/2021

Join us TONIGHT Thursday, July 15, 7:00-8:00 pm ET for an online discussion of the new special exhibit Wild Cranes now on display at the Chinese American Museum DC.

Hear from the creators, poet, Nirmal Ghosh, and collaborative team, Liuyu Ivy Chen, Zhao Xu, and Tanya Ghosh the inspiration and process behind the Wild Cranes exhibit.

Wild Cranes is visual poetry and a reminder that despite our tribalism we are all human. It is a cross-cultural affirmation of the universal magic of chance, of destiny, of love, and of time. Like the birds this collection is named after, Wild Cranes traversed half the planet. Washington DC based writer and global journalist Nirmal Ghosh, had his poetry translated into Mandarin by Liuyu Ivy Chen, a Chinese writer, poet, and translator transplanted to Atlanta, Georgia. The pieces were then rendered in traditional Chinese calligraphy by gifted Beijing-based artist Zhao Xu. Finally, they were transformed even further, into a luminous beauty, by New York-based photographer, artist, and global soul Tanya Ghosh.

Registration is FREE:
https://www.chineseamericanmuseum.org/wildcranes

Wild Cranes will be on display at the Chinese American Museum from July 15 – August 7, 2021. Visit the exhibit in person on Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

#WildCranes #VisualPoetry #camdc #Chineseamerican #asianamerican #nirmalghosh #museums #artexhibit #poetryexhibit #caligraphy

Join us TONIGHT Thursday, July 15, 7:00-8:00 pm ET for an online discussion of the new special exhibit Wild Cranes now on display at the Chinese American Museum DC.

Hear from the creators, poet, Nirmal Ghosh, and collaborative team, Liuyu Ivy Chen, Zhao Xu, and Tanya Ghosh the inspiration and process behind the Wild Cranes exhibit.

Wild Cranes is visual poetry and a reminder that despite our tribalism we are all human. It is a cross-cultural affirmation of the universal magic of chance, of destiny, of love, and of time. Like the birds this collection is named after, Wild Cranes traversed half the planet. Washington DC based writer and global journalist Nirmal Ghosh, had his poetry translated into Mandarin by Liuyu Ivy Chen, a Chinese writer, poet, and translator transplanted to Atlanta, Georgia. The pieces were then rendered in traditional Chinese calligraphy by gifted Beijing-based artist Zhao Xu. Finally, they were transformed even further, into a luminous beauty, by New York-based photographer, artist, and global soul Tanya Ghosh.

Registration is FREE:
https://www.chineseamericanmuseum.org/wildcranes

Wild Cranes will be on display at the Chinese American Museum from July 15 – August 7, 2021. Visit the exhibit in person on Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

#WildCranes #VisualPoetry #camdc #Chineseamerican #asianamerican #nirmalghosh #museums #artexhibit #poetryexhibit #caligraphy

On this day in 2009, Judy Chu was elected as the first Chinese American woman to serve in the U.S. Congress. She represe...
07/14/2021

On this day in 2009, Judy Chu was elected as the first Chinese American woman to serve in the U.S. Congress. She represents California’s current 27th congressional district. A California native, Chu grew up in the LA area before her family moved to the San Francisco Bay area. She attended UCLA, studying mathematics, and then pursued a Ph.D. in psychology. Chu taught psychology at a community college for about twenty years before getting involved in local government. She has served on school boards and city councils and was mayor of Monterey Park for three terms. Chu was next elected into the State Assembly, serving for two terms. Then, in 2009, a successful campaign landed her in the U.S. House of Representatives where she still works today.

In 2011, Chu was elected as Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. This group advocates for AAPI across the nation. As Chair, she also helps lead the Tri-Caucus (also made up of the Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus); this conglomerate supports and voices the needs and concerns of the nation’s minority groups.

In 2012, Chu introduced a resolution by which the House would formally apologize for the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and other laws that wrongfully discriminated against Chinese Americans. An apology was never received, but a "statement of regret" passed after only 10 days in committee.

#JudyChu #chineseamerican #camdc #1882exlusionact #womeninpolitics #ChineseAmericanHistory

On this day in 2009, Judy Chu was elected as the first Chinese American woman to serve in the U.S. Congress. She represents California’s current 27th congressional district. A California native, Chu grew up in the LA area before her family moved to the San Francisco Bay area. She attended UCLA, studying mathematics, and then pursued a Ph.D. in psychology. Chu taught psychology at a community college for about twenty years before getting involved in local government. She has served on school boards and city councils and was mayor of Monterey Park for three terms. Chu was next elected into the State Assembly, serving for two terms. Then, in 2009, a successful campaign landed her in the U.S. House of Representatives where she still works today.

In 2011, Chu was elected as Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. This group advocates for AAPI across the nation. As Chair, she also helps lead the Tri-Caucus (also made up of the Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus); this conglomerate supports and voices the needs and concerns of the nation’s minority groups.

In 2012, Chu introduced a resolution by which the House would formally apologize for the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and other laws that wrongfully discriminated against Chinese Americans. An apology was never received, but a "statement of regret" passed after only 10 days in committee.

#JudyChu #chineseamerican #camdc #1882exlusionact #womeninpolitics #ChineseAmericanHistory

The Chinese American Museum DC is pleased to announce Student Storytelling Competition!This competition, “Stories about ...
07/14/2021

The Chinese American Museum DC is pleased to announce Student Storytelling Competition!

This competition, “Stories about Asian Americans and Their Contributions” aims to capture the true stories about Asian Americans and their important role in America. For too long, these stories have been buried, ignored, or marginalized. It’s time to capture, preserve, and tell our stories; the stories that make our community and our nation proud. Telling these stories helps to recognize our shared history, place value on our contributions, and to fight hate and violence against our community. Tell our stories to unify our country and create a better America for future generations.

This competition is open to Middle School and High School students in the greater Washington, DC region.

To learn more about the competition and how to register visit www.chineseamericanmuseum.org/storytelling

#camdc #storytelling #chineseamerican #asianamerican #essaycompetition #videocompetition #interviewcompetition #SharedStories

The Chinese American Museum DC is pleased to announce Student Storytelling Competition!

This competition, “Stories about Asian Americans and Their Contributions” aims to capture the true stories about Asian Americans and their important role in America. For too long, these stories have been buried, ignored, or marginalized. It’s time to capture, preserve, and tell our stories; the stories that make our community and our nation proud. Telling these stories helps to recognize our shared history, place value on our contributions, and to fight hate and violence against our community. Tell our stories to unify our country and create a better America for future generations.

This competition is open to Middle School and High School students in the greater Washington, DC region.

To learn more about the competition and how to register visit www.chineseamericanmuseum.org/storytelling

#camdc #storytelling #chineseamerican #asianamerican #essaycompetition #videocompetition #interviewcompetition #SharedStories

The new special exhibit, Wild Cranes is on display now at the Chinese American Museum DC. Visit our website for visiting...
07/14/2021
Straits Times' US bureau chief showcases poetry in Washington

The new special exhibit, Wild Cranes is on display now at the Chinese American Museum DC.

Visit our website for visiting hours and further information www.chineseamericanmuseum.org

#Wildcranes #poetryexhibit #visualpoetry #straitstimes #camdc #chineseamerican #AsianAmerican

WASHINGTON DC - In 2015, while waiting three hours for the rain to stop during a remote assignment in the Shan Hills of Myanmar, Mr Nirmal Ghosh scribbled a poem in his notebook.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Join us this Thursday, July 15, 7:00-8:00 pm ET for an online discussion of the new special exhibit Wild Cranes now on d...
07/13/2021

Join us this Thursday, July 15, 7:00-8:00 pm ET for an online discussion of the new special exhibit Wild Cranes now on display at the Chinese American Museum DC.

Hear from the creators, poet, Nirmal Ghosh, and collaborative team, Liuyu Ivy Chen, Zhao Xu, and Tanya Ghosh the inspiration and process behind the Wild Cranes exhibit.

Wild Cranes is visual poetry and a reminder that despite our tribalism we are all human. It is a cross-cultural affirmation of the universal magic of chance, of destiny, of love, and of time. Like the birds this collection is named after, Wild Cranes traversed half the planet. Washington DC based writer and global journalist Nirmal Ghosh, had his poetry translated into Mandarin by Liuyu Ivy Chen, a Chinese writer, poet, and translator transplanted to Atlanta, Georgia. The pieces were then rendered in traditional Chinese calligraphy by gifted Beijing-based artist Zhao Xu. Finally, they were transformed even further, into a luminous beauty, by New York-based photographer, artist, and global soul Tanya Ghosh.

Registration is FREE:
https://www.chineseamericanmuseum.org/wildcranes

Wild Cranes will be on display at the Chinese American Museum from July 15 – August 7, 2021. Visit the exhibit in person on Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

#WildCranes #VisualPoetry #camdc #Chineseamerican #asianamerican #nirmalghosh #museums #artexhibit #poetryexhibit #caligraphy

Join us this Thursday, July 15, 7:00-8:00 pm ET for an online discussion of the new special exhibit Wild Cranes now on display at the Chinese American Museum DC.

Hear from the creators, poet, Nirmal Ghosh, and collaborative team, Liuyu Ivy Chen, Zhao Xu, and Tanya Ghosh the inspiration and process behind the Wild Cranes exhibit.

Wild Cranes is visual poetry and a reminder that despite our tribalism we are all human. It is a cross-cultural affirmation of the universal magic of chance, of destiny, of love, and of time. Like the birds this collection is named after, Wild Cranes traversed half the planet. Washington DC based writer and global journalist Nirmal Ghosh, had his poetry translated into Mandarin by Liuyu Ivy Chen, a Chinese writer, poet, and translator transplanted to Atlanta, Georgia. The pieces were then rendered in traditional Chinese calligraphy by gifted Beijing-based artist Zhao Xu. Finally, they were transformed even further, into a luminous beauty, by New York-based photographer, artist, and global soul Tanya Ghosh.

Registration is FREE:
https://www.chineseamericanmuseum.org/wildcranes

Wild Cranes will be on display at the Chinese American Museum from July 15 – August 7, 2021. Visit the exhibit in person on Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

#WildCranes #VisualPoetry #camdc #Chineseamerican #asianamerican #nirmalghosh #museums #artexhibit #poetryexhibit #caligraphy

The Chinese American Museum DC is pleased to announce Student Storytelling Competition!This competition, “Stories about ...
07/08/2021

The Chinese American Museum DC is pleased to announce Student Storytelling Competition!

This competition, “Stories about Asian Americans and Their Contributions” aims to capture the true stories about Asian Americans and their important role in America. For too long, these stories have been buried, ignored, or marginalized. It’s time to capture, preserve, and tell our stories; the stories that make our community and our nation proud. Telling these stories helps to recognize our shared history, place value on our contributions, and to fight hate and violence against our community. Tell our stories to unify our country and create a better America for future generations.

This competition is open to Middle School and High School students in the greater Washington, DC region.

To learn more about the competition and how to register visit www.chineseamericanmuseum.org/storytelling

#camdc #storytelling #chineseamerican #asianamerican #essaycompetition #videocompetition #interviewcompetition #SharedStories

The Chinese American Museum DC is pleased to announce Student Storytelling Competition!

This competition, “Stories about Asian Americans and Their Contributions” aims to capture the true stories about Asian Americans and their important role in America. For too long, these stories have been buried, ignored, or marginalized. It’s time to capture, preserve, and tell our stories; the stories that make our community and our nation proud. Telling these stories helps to recognize our shared history, place value on our contributions, and to fight hate and violence against our community. Tell our stories to unify our country and create a better America for future generations.

This competition is open to Middle School and High School students in the greater Washington, DC region.

To learn more about the competition and how to register visit www.chineseamericanmuseum.org/storytelling

#camdc #storytelling #chineseamerican #asianamerican #essaycompetition #videocompetition #interviewcompetition #SharedStories

Look at this beautiful flag. We wave it in celebration of ALL Americans, our shared history, and our never ending  commi...
07/04/2021

Look at this beautiful flag. We wave it in celebration of ALL Americans, our shared history, and our never ending commitment to strive for a better future. Happy birthday America!

Look at this beautiful flag. We wave it in celebration of ALL Americans, our shared history, and our never ending commitment to strive for a better future. Happy birthday America!

The Chinese American Museum DC is pleased to announce Student Storytelling Competition!This competition, “Stories about ...
06/28/2021

The Chinese American Museum DC is pleased to announce Student Storytelling Competition!

This competition, “Stories about Asian Americans and Their Contributions” aims to capture the true stories about Asian Americans and their important role in America. For too long, these stories have been buried, ignored, or marginalized. It’s time to capture, preserve, and tell our stories; the stories that make our community and our nation proud. Telling these stories helps to recognize our shared history, place value on our contributions, and to fight hate and violence against our community. Tell our stories to unify our country and create a better America for future generations.

This competition is open to Middle School and High School students in the greater Washington, DC region.

To learn more about the competition and how to register visit www.chineseamericanmuseum.org/storytelling

#camdc #storytelling #chineseamerican #asianamerican #essaycompetition #videocompetition #interviewcompetition #SharedStories

The Chinese American Museum DC is pleased to announce Student Storytelling Competition!

This competition, “Stories about Asian Americans and Their Contributions” aims to capture the true stories about Asian Americans and their important role in America. For too long, these stories have been buried, ignored, or marginalized. It’s time to capture, preserve, and tell our stories; the stories that make our community and our nation proud. Telling these stories helps to recognize our shared history, place value on our contributions, and to fight hate and violence against our community. Tell our stories to unify our country and create a better America for future generations.

This competition is open to Middle School and High School students in the greater Washington, DC region.

To learn more about the competition and how to register visit www.chineseamericanmuseum.org/storytelling

#camdc #storytelling #chineseamerican #asianamerican #essaycompetition #videocompetition #interviewcompetition #SharedStories

On June 23, 1982, Vincent Chin was murdered on the night of his bachelor party by two disgruntled autoworkers who assume...
06/23/2021

On June 23, 1982, Vincent Chin was murdered on the night of his bachelor party by two disgruntled autoworkers who assumed he was Japanese. In this watershed moment, Chin’s murderers were sentenced to three years’ probation and a $3,000 fine. This lenient sentence led to an outcry from the Asian American community and is widely considered a turning point in Asian American civil rights as it predates federal hate crime laws. We remember Vincent Chin and all AAPI lives lost needlessly to hate.

Photo Credit: Asian Americans Advancing Justice/LA, undated Chin family photo.

#camdc #chineseamerican #asianamerican #VincentChin

06/22/2021
CAMDC Community Conversations, The Yin and Yang of Multigenerational Living and Caregiving

The Chinese American Museum DC presents Community Conversations, The Yin and Yang of Multi-Generational Living and Caregiving sponsored by AARP. This is a virtual event!

In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang is a concept of dualism, describing how seemingly opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world.

What are the dynamics of multi-generational living? How can we care for the previous generation while gleaning from their experience to raise the next? Join the Chinese American Museum DC on Tuesday, June 22, 6-7 pm ET (3-4 pm PT) to hear from two families who have experiences of the yin and yang of multi-generational living and caregiving.

Event moderator, Mei Fong, Chief Communications Officer at Human Rights Watch, is author of One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment, and lives in a multi-generational home with her husband, their children, and in-laws, event panelists June and Marshall Lih.

Joining the Lih family on the panel are the Reynolds. Katherine Reynolds Lewis is an award-winning journalist, author of bestseller, The Good News About Bad Behavior, and certified parent educator. The Reynolds household is a three-generation home including Katherine’s mother, panelist Yoke San Lee Reynolds.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 – 6:00-7:00 pm ET (3 pm PT)

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The Chinese American Museum Foundation’s mission is to advance the understanding, knowledge and appreciation of the Chinese American experience, by highlighting the history, culture, spirit, resilience, and contributions of Chinese Americans throughout our past, present, and future.

Our vision is to build a community around a continuous dialogue illustrating how Chinese Americans, culture, contributions, and potential are all an important part of the American fabric. We seek to work with organizations, museums, experts, and leadership across the country to tell the Chinese American story on DC’s national stage.

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