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April 2018
April 4 - October 28
Japanese American National Museum, 100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA United States – 15 years of the hapa project

Artist Kip Fulbeck continues his project, begun in 2001, of photographing persons who identify as “Hapa”—of mixed Asian/Pacific Islander descent—as a means of promoting awareness and positive acceptance of multiracial identity. Through October 28 Tuesdays – Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Thursdays 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m. Adults – $10, Seniors & Youth – $6, Members & Children 5 and under Free Free Thursday evenings and all day every third Thursday of the month. Sponsor: Japanese American National Museum

April 11 - September 3
Norton Simon Museum, 411 West Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91105 United States

In Search of New Markets: Craft Traditions in Nineteenth-Century India

In Search of New Markets explores how Indian craft traditions were re-imagined for the export market in the 19th century. The objects on view in this intimate exhibition were created for commercial purposes and marks the first time that several of these works have been on view at the Museum. The exhibit explores the historical sources and practices that informed the production of ceramics and wooden furniture in colonial India. It also reveals the distinctly modern modes of promotion and…

May 2018
May 1 - August 5
The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA United States

Pathways to Paradise: Medieval India and Europe

The pages of medieval manuscripts reveal a dynamically interconnected world filled with real and imagined ideas about foreign peoples and places. Buddhists, Muslims, and Christians living in Europe and Asia conceived paradise as a place of perfect harmony, but the path for locating such a site or achieving this state of mind varied. By exploring the terrestrial and celestial realms, this exhibition highlights the spiritual motivations for creating and owning portable and devotional artworks. Tuesdays – Thursdays & Sundays 10:00…

May 6 - September 9
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States

In the Fields of Empty Days: The Intersection of Past and Present in Iranian Art

Explore the continuous and inescapable presence of the past in Iranian society. The exhibition will examine this appropriation of the past, largely in the context of the present, by assembling 125 works of art in a variety of media—photography, painting, sculpture, video, posters, political cartoons, animation, and historical illustrated manuscripts. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Adults – $15, Seniors – $10, Members, Students…

May 18 - November 4
Chinese American Museum, 425 N. Los Angeles St.
Downtown Los Angeles, CA United States

Don’t Believe the Hype: LA Asian Americans in Hip Hop

A look into hip hop in the greater Los Angeles region as a site of resistance, refuge, and reinvention for today’s Asian American communities. The exhibition will include site-specific murals as immersive environments by famed hip hop graffiti and mural artists as well as paintings, photographs, audio/video installations and historical ephemera. Adults – $3, Seniors and Students – $2, Members – Free Tuesdays – Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sponsor: Chinese American Museum

May 19 - August 5
Japanese American National Museum, 100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA United States

What We Carried: Fragments and Memories from Iraq and Syria

Since 2003, several million Iraqis and Syrians have left their war-torn homes and relocated around the world in hopes of creating a better future for themselves and their families. Approximately 140,000 of these refugees have immigrated to the United States, the majority with nothing more than the clothes on their backs and a small memento to remind them of home. This exhibit documents the life-changing journey of these refugees and sheds light on the trials and tribulations they experienced in…

May 26 - August 19
Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA United States

Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival

This is a new exhibition to promote understanding of Vietnamese culture. Children and their parents throughout the country will delight in the opportunity to discover the beauty, sights, and sounds of Vietnam through its most important celebration of the year, Tet. Through interactive exhibits, families will immerse themselves in Vietnamese culture, gain appreciation for traditions, values and daily experiences of people who live in Vietnam, and discover similarities and differences between their lives in the U.S. and the lives of…

May 27 - September 9
Craft & Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States


This exhibition examines the significance of bamboo in Japanese culture. Bamboo is utilized in countless ways in contemporary Japan, from the utilitarian to the spiritual, and functions as a bridge between the past and the present. A large, site-specific installation by artist Akio Hizume anchors the exhibition, accompanied by traditional and contemporary bamboo sculptures from a variety of renowned makers. Tuesdays – Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., first Thursdays 11:00 a.m.…


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