Panelists of this roundtable will talk about topics they think important to our understanding of Arts and Asian American identity and community in the U.S., from their specialty field and/or personal experiences. The goal is to pursue an understanding of how museums can play an active role in eliminating the stereotype of Asian Americans in contemporary society through exhibitions and programs. This panel will contribute tremendously to increasing awareness of art’s significance in cross-cultural understanding between people and the identity reconstruction of Asian Americans.
Chair: Dr. Chen Shen: Co-Chief Curator, Art and Culture, Royal Ontario Museum
- Dacia Xu: Founder and Director of Qualia Contemporary, Palo Alto, California
- Jason Finkelman: Director of Global Arts Performance Initiatives at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
- Jay Xu: Director & CEO, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
- Xiaoze Xie: Professor, School of Humanities and Sciences, Department of Art & Art History, Stanford University
Presented by Yellow Peril Redux: From Coolies to Concentration Camps, Trade Wars and Coronavirus Project. Funded by Call to Action to Address Racism & Social Injustice Research Program, UIUC; Co-Sponsors: Asian American Cultural Center, Center for Advanced Studies, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies; Outreach Partner: Society of Heart's Delight