Asian Pacific American exhibit slated to open Saturday at ‘Imiloa
‘Imiloa Astronomy Center will host the exhibit “I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story” from Saturday, March 22, through Sunday, June 1, as part of a 13-city national tour.
“As the only state with an Asian plurality, Hawaii lives and breathes its diverse Asian Pacific heritage every day, but a new Smithsonian exhibition opening at the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center will offer perspectives on our local heritage within the broader context of the entire nation,” said an ‘Imiloa spokesman.
The ancestral roots of Asian and Pacific Americans represent more than 50 percent of the world’s population, extending from East Asia to Southeast Asia, and from South Asia to the Pacific Islands and Polynesia.
In this first-of-its-kind exhibition, the Smithsonian celebrates Asian Pacific American history across a multitude of diverse cultures and explores how Asian Pacific Americans shaped — and were shaped by — the course of the nation’s history.
Rich with compelling stories and images, the exhibition takes a sweeping look at this history, from the very first Asian immigrants centuries ago to the complex challenges facing Asian Pacific American communities today.
Admission varies. For more information, visit www.imiloahawaii.org.
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