Panel Discussion/Talk

Asian American Art, Inside and Outside the Museum

Friday, June 9, 2023
1 – 2PM

The New-York Historical Society is honored to present these “Henry Luce Foundation Conversations on American Art and Museums.” With an eye toward the future, the participants will explore the role of the visual arts in an open and equitable society, and the capacity of art museums to challenge accepted histories, elevate under-represented voices, and host the critical conversations in which we need to engage.

This conversation will consider how, 50 years after the term “Asian American” was coined, scholars and curators are building on foundational work to advance the field of Asian American art through key partnerships and initiatives.

Aleesa Pitchamarn Alexander, Robert M. and Ruth L. Halperin Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Co-Director, Asian American Art Initiative, Stanford University

Abby Chen, Head of Contemporary Art, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, California

Melissa Ho (moderator), Curator of 20th-century Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum

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