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Art of the State Symposium: Critical Issues in California’s AAPI Arts Communities

February 5, 2022, 10:00 am2:00 pm

Join MMA as leading artists, historians, and curators gather online for the fourth annual Art of the State symposium on February 5, 2022. Learn from our selected presenters who will share their experiences regarding critical issues that impact Asian-American/Pacific Islander communities.


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Thanks to generous support, registration is free for this program.


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  • Nancy Hom, award-winning artist, writer, and curator
  • Eryn Kimura, artist, teacher, and community organizer
  • Rachel Poonsiriwong, independent curator and product designer
  • Kim Kanatani, internationally renowned museum educator, scholar, and collaborative arts producer
  • Nguyen Ly, multimedia artist and art educator

Keynote Speaker

  • Susette Min, UC Davis Asian American Studies associate professor, curator, and author

The symposium marks the culmination of MMA’s exhibition Shadows from the Past: Sansei Artists and American Concentration Camps, on view through January 9, 2022. Curated by Gail Enns, the exhibition explores the work of Sansei artists (third-generation Japanese American artists) whose works confront the injustice of U.S. Executive Order 9066, which resulted in the forced relocation and incarceration of more than 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.



Thank you to our program supporters!
This program is made possible by a grant from the Arts Council for Monterey County–thanks to support by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors.
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This program is also made possible with the support of Hayashi Wayland, Central Coast Full Service Accounting Firm.