Join in a Virtual Celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
All May, Asian Art Museum Highlights Unique Achievements of APA Community through Art, Food, Performances, and More—Online!
The month of May is nationally celebrated as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Although a global vaccine campaign is underway and museums are open, the Asian Art Museum and its partner cultural organizations across the city of San Francisco are continuing to offer their diverse APA Heritage month activities online.
With the challenges posed by the pandemic and the rise in anti-Asian violence, APA Heritage month is a critical opportunity to showcase the impact and importance of APA accomplishments and to celebrate a community whose many contributions have shaped the spirit of the Bay Area—and the nation—for generations.
- May 4 – Takeout Tuesdays: Lunchtime Conversations About Art: Painting a Tang Court lady in the 20th century.
- May 8 – San Francisco Zen Center Meditation Session: find inner calm on a Saturday morning.
- May 8 – Art Escapes: Virtual Tours Through Asia – Tiny Things with Robert Mintz: discover why Japanese netsuke and sword fittings have enchanted us for generations.
- May 15 – Artist Panel: Environmental Resiliency and Asian Pacific American Leadership: Fighting for climate justice through artistic and organizing practices, a partnership with SOMArts Cultural Center.
- May 20 – At the Table: Sugarwork, Afro-Asian Art and Foodways with Jason Bayani
- May 22 – Art Escapes: Virtual Tours Through Asia – Japanese Bamboo Art with Yuki Morishima: amazing baskets and sculptures that take an ancient craft in new directions.
- May 27 – Celebrating Asian Futures: A Musical Conversation with Vân-Ánh Võ and Friends: new compositions and performances by artists of Vietnamese, Japanese, and Khmer heritage.