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

January 8, 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 January 8, 2022. Learn from our selected presenters who will share their experiences regarding critical issues that impact Asian-American/Pacific Islander communities.


Virtual MMA

$15 General Admission, Free for Students and Educators


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  • Susette Min, UC Davis Asian American Studies associate professor, curator, and author
  • Scott Tsuchitani, Ph.D. candidate and visual artist
  • Nancy Hom, award-winning artist, writer, and curator
  • Eryn Kimura, artist, teacher, and community organizer
  • Eimi Tagore- Erwin, Ph.D. candidate, artist, and curator

Honorary keynote speaker

  • Tina Takemoto, interdisciplinary writer, theorist, and performance artist whose work explores issues of illness, gender, race, and queer identity


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.