Virtual Asian American Art Museum Chicago Launch Party and Panel
- Organizer: DePaul Art Museum
- Venue: DePaul Art Museum
935 West Fullerton Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
- Phone: 773.325.7506
- Website: View Venue Website
Co-presented by DePaul Art Museum and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.
Co-sponsored by Art, Media, & Design; Critical Ethnic Studies; and Global Asian Studies at DePaul University.
The Virtual Asian American Art Museum (VAAAM), launching in Fall 2018, is a large-scale digital humanities project developed by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU for new collaborative scholarship on Asian American art history. As part of Art Design Chicago, VAAAM is working with leading scholars and curators in the field to create new online exhibitions focusing on the transnational lives and work of four Japanese American Chicago artists: Ray Yoshida, Michiko Itatani, James Numata, and Yasuhiro Ishimoto.
To celebrate the launch of VAAAM, events will be held in Chicago and New York this Fall. The DePaul Art Museum hosts the Chicago launch, which will include a reception and viewing of Yasuhiro Ishimoto: Someday, Chicago (4:00-5:00 p.m.), and a panel on aforementioned Japanese American artists (5:30-7:00 p.m.)
The panel will feature Jasmine Alinder (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), John Tain (Art Asia Archive, Hong Kong), Karen Patterson (John Michael Kohler Arts Center), and Laura Kina (DePaul University), and will be moderated by Alexandra Chang (Curator of Special Projects and Director of Global Arts Programs, A/P/A Institute at NYU).
This venue is wheelchair accessible.
Image: Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Untitled, 1980. Cibachrome photograph, 10 x 8 in. Collection of DePaul Art Museum.