This is an invitation for you to view a Vietnamese community art exhibit at San Jose Museum of Art in the Charlotte Wendell Center.
A special feature at Community Day: Lunar New Year will be Ấp Ủ: Identity | Journey | Legacy. Presented in partnership with Chopsticks Alley as part of Hidden Heritages, Ấp Ủ: Identity | Journey | Legacy is a select sampling of artworks created by Vietnamese elders in a creative learning workshop offered through Chopsticks Alley Art’s program "Adventures in Contemporary Art." Created in three transparent layers, the foundation of each piece is a unique, hand-written life story, one of place, family, journey, identity and, ultimately, home. The workshop was led by artists Cynthia Cao, Binh Danh, and Trinh Mai. Ấp Ủ: Identity | Journey | Legacy will be temporarily on view in the Charlotte Wendel Education Center from 5pm Thursday, February 20, 2020 through 5pm on Sunday, February 23.
Hidden Heritages: San José’s Vietnamese Legacy is a two-year partnership between SJMA, Chopsticks Alley, and the City of San José Office of Cultural Affairs that brings Vietnamese artists and community members together to share, amplify, and artistically present stories that reveal the contributions of Vietnamese Americans to San José, one of California’s most diverse cities. New artworks inspired by the workshops will form the basis for a series of programs, including an exhibition and public performance to take place at City Hall in early 2021. For more information about the project, go to sjmusart.org/Hidden-Heritages.
“Hidden Heritages” is supported, in part, by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov” “Adventures in Contemporary Art” is supported, in part, by SVCreates, in partnership with the County of Santa Clara, and by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San José. Special thanks go to our partners at the Vietnamese American Cultural Center. For more information, please follow the “Hidden Heritages” project website: https://sjmusart.org/hidden-heritages