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Asian American Art Symposium 2009: A Century of Asian American Art: Archives, Scholarship, and Curation

A symposium exploring Asian American art archive initiatives in America.

March 6, 2009 12:00pm to 6:00pm

This major Asian American Art Symposium recognizes the growth of the emergent field in current years and the publication of "Asian American Art: A History, 1850-1970" (Stanford University Press) and the resulting exhibition “Asian/American/Modern Art: Shifting Currents, 1900-1970” at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. The symposium will explore the important art archive initiatives on both coasts and include the participation of scholars, curators, archivists, and artists at the forefront, shaping key exhibitions, building archives, and creating documentation on Asian American art. Featuring: - Opening Keynote by Vishakha N. Desai, President of Asia Society. - Keynote Presentation by Mark Dean Johnson, San Francisco State University A reception at the A/P/A Institute follows the symposium with the opening of the A/P/A Institute exhibition “Art, Archives and Activism: Martin Wong’s Downtown Crossings” and a joint book celebration for several new publications on Asian American art, including "Asian American Art: A History, 1850-1970" (Stanford University Press), "Unsettled Visions: Contemporary Asian American Artists and the Social Imaginary" (Duke University Press), and "Envisioning Diaspora: Asian American Visual Arts Collectives" (Timezone 8 Editions). For updated panel information on the symposium, please visit