2016 has been a challenging year for the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago – Raymond B. & Jean T. Lee Center. Due to unforeseen circumstances, dedicated board members have stepped up to the challenge of keeping the Museum in operation in order to continue our mission to bring Chinese history and culture for the community. In August, Rose Olea, the new Executive Director joined the Museum staff.
This year classes were offered in Chinese classical arts: Brush Painting, Calligraphy and Erhu. Documentaries shown were 9 Man, My Life in China, Kim Loo Sisters and Tea Horse Road with their directors/ producers present.
The current exhibition of Rites of Passage showcases the traditional Chinese customs of birth, marriage, longevity and death will continue through January of 2017. Our permanent exhibitions, From the Great Wall to the Great Lakes: Chinese Immigration to the Midwest and My Chinatown: Stories from Within are displayed in the second floor gallery. The upcoming new exhibition, The Way We Wore: Celebrating Chinese Fashion, featuring garments and accessories from the late 19th through 20th centuries, will officially open on February 18, 2017.
You are cordially invited to join us in celebration of the Year of the Rooster at the Chinatown Chinese New Year Parade and other events.
Like all 501(c)(3) organizations, we rely mainly on individual donations and grants, so your financial support is vital to our daily operations and will enable us to continue our mission.
You can mail in your tax deductible donation or donate by using the donate button on our website. Also you may shop Amazon.com to benefit the Museum - Chinatown Museum Foundation, http://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-4492615
Together, we can make the Museum an educational resource for the general public.