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Chinese Exclusion Act

Chinese Exclusion Act

COMING SOON TO PBS IN MAY 2018, BUT YOU GET TO SEE ”THE CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT” FIRST AT THE CHINESE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF CHICAGO – RAYMOND B. & JEAN T. LEE CENTER ON FEBRUARY 10, 2018

This free event will be in five parts:

1. Brief introduction

2. Part One

3. Intermission

4, Part Two

5. Q&A

Light refreshment will be provided.

For more information or to RSVP:

 

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic

The Chinese American Museum of Chicago is excited to partner with the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic to present a one-night-only event to witness jazz, classical, and music of the Chinese tradition meld and connect in new and unexpected ways. The musicians will share their stories and their music to create a shared experience of what it means to be a Chicagoan and an American.


For more information or to RSVP, please click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chicago-immigrant-stories-chinatown-feat-kerry-leung-and-friends-tickets-41472822328

 

Honor and Duty

Honor and Duty


Back by popular demand, we are pleased to host an encore screening of "Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese" p
resented in collaboration with Chinese American Citizens Alliance and Chinese American Bar Association
followed by a Q&A session with filmmaker E. Samantha Cheng!

Saturday, January 27, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Join us for a documentary on a little-known piece of American history and hear from filmmaker E. Samantha Cheng herself on the making of the documentary and her latest projects!

Admission is free, but registration is strongly recommended




 

Manchu to Mao Fashion Contest

CHINESE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF CHICAGO - RAYMOND B. & JEAN T. LEE CENTER

Invites High School and College Students to participate in the Manchu to Mao Fashion Contest based on the The Way We Wore Exhibition: Celebrating Chinese Fashion Heritage.

Garments will be based on those in the Exhibition. Resources are available at the Museum in the form of books, patterns and graphics. Garments are in a wide range of fabrics and designs - cheongsam/chipao, tunics, jackets, dresses, skirts - elaborate and simple.

Contestants are to choose a favorite garment on which to base their design. Fabrics need not be the same. Please keep a journal of how garment is chosen, changes and costs which are to the responsibility of the contestant. The Journal or a copy will be in the archives and can be used as a resource.

It is agreed that garments will be available for display. Contestants may donate or loan them.

Fabrics and notions may be available. Design elements can be embroidery, beading, appliqué, fabric painting, limited only by the designers imagination.


Please contact the Museum to make arrangements for viewing garments 312-919-1000 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Garments will be judged on:

Creativity - design imagination as expressed, important in the long run in designer portfolio. (If one available, please submit)

Design - execution, consideration of detail and time

Resourcefulness - how materials are used, any unusual materials incorporated that

follow theme

Relevance - how best theme of exhibition is interpreted (time and use of chosen item).

Prizes:

High School - $500. $300. $200

College - $1,000. $500. $250


Applications begin December 9 and close February 17. Other dates for preliminary meetings to be determined. Judging on April 28. Queries can be directed to Grace Chun This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Winning garments will be featured at the May 19 Gals with either the designer as model or a model of their choice. Prizes and acknowledgments will be presented.

Manchu to Mao Fashion Contest


 

2018 Brochure is here!

2018 Brochure

 

Moving Dialogs: Culture in Motion

We are very excited to partner with Chicago Cultural Alliance and act as one of the host museums for "Moving Dialogs: Culture in Motion" to be held Spring 2018. The event will consist of a showing of cultural objects, presentation of dance, and discussion on the intersection and process with curator and choreographer. Selected choreographers will develop new movement (or pull from existing repertoire and re-work) in partnership with and in response to objects and themes present in collections at the host museum. Choreographers/dance companies who are interested in participating please see the link for more details.

https://audiencearchitects.com/moving-dialogs-guidelines/

 

Announcing the appointment of Mabel Menard as Executive Director of the Chinese American Museum of Chicago

Announcing the appointment of Mabel Menard as Executive Director of the Chinese American Museum of Chicago

The Chinatown Museum Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Mabel Menard, MS, MA, MBA/HRM as the new Executive Director of the Chinese American Museum of Chicago, effective October 16, 2017.

Hong Kong-born Ms Menard has over 20 years of experience in social services and management and has been a strong supporter of the museum’s programming and fundraising efforts. She was a 2016 recipient of "The President's Volunteer Service Award" for her various volunteering activities, including Year Up of Chicago, Boys and Girls Club of Chicago, and Junior Achievement, and has served on several nonprofit boards. She received her Bachelor’s degree and her first Master’s degree from Radford University in Radford, VA and a second Master’s degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. While working full time in social service administration, she obtained her MBA in Human Resources Management from the University of Phoenix. She has been on the faculty for the School of Business, the College of Social Sciences, and the College of Humanities and Sciences at the Chicago campus since 2009.

As the Executive Director, Ms Menard will focus on promoting the museum’s mission through external operations such as community relations, fundraising, programming, and education. We look forward to her leadership and vision in steering the museum towards visibility, expansion, and sustainability.

 
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