Friday Apr 20, 2018
Albuquerque, NM 87108
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A collection of objects and stories from Asian and Pacific Islander Americans that provide intimate windows into traditional origins and the American experience. Runs through 5/25.
The cultural and ethnic foundations of New Mexico are routinely examined through a tri-cultural lens: Native American, Hispanic and Anglo; however, there are many more layers to its fabric that are not simply peripheral, but integral to the New Mexico story.
Chinese, Filipinos, Japanese, Asian Indians and many more peoples representing the Asian and Pacific Islander diaspora contribute to New Mexico history and identity. Early business owners, farmers and laborers from Asia and the Pacific islands came to New Mexico in search of opportunity beginning in the mid-1700s. They endured institutionalized discrimination and brutal racism, but also found acceptance and inspiration that resulted in enduring contributions to New Mexico’s distinct expression. Immigrants continue to settle in New Mexico, bringing with them unique stories of identity.
Journeys, Judgment and Jubilation: Stories of Identity from the Albuquerque Asian/Pacific Islander Communities is a collection of objects and stories from Asian & Pacific Islander Americans that provide intimate windows into traditional origins and the American experience.
Adélamar Alcántara, Viengkeo Kay Bounkeua, Esther Churchwell, Calvin Kobayashi, Virgilio Velasco, and Fay Yao are featured in the exhibit.
Join us Friday, April 6, 6pm – 7:30pm for an opening reception and conversation. The exhibit is hosted by the New Mexico Humanities Council located at 4115 Silver SE, Albuquerque. Visitors are welcomed Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Journeys, Judgment and Jubilation: Stories of Identity from the Albuquerque Asian/Pacific Islander Communities closes May 25, 2018.