Intersections as American Life: the Smithsonian Asian-Latino Festival 2013
Intersections as American Life: the Smithsonian Asian-Latino Festival 2013, a collaborative effort from the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the Smithsonian Latino Center, is a month–long exploration of the many intersections—in food, street culture & art, and scholarship—between America's two fastest-growing populations, Asian Americans and Latinos.
We also started an online exhibition: Mapping the Korean Taco Truck, which is a digital experience unveiling snapshots of cities throughout the U.S. where Asian and Latino cultures have crossed. Visit http://gourmetintersections.com
Join us on July 24 for the Festival's first public program, Gourmet Intersections: Asian-Latino Food Crossings, featuring White House chef Cristeta Comerford, Iron Chef America judge and author Trevor Corson, and host of the PBS show Pati's Mexican Table Pati Jinich, with cookbook author Anupy Singla as moderator. This event will be webcasted live via Ustream from 7-8pm (Eastern) if you cannot attend.
Our next public program is a two-night event on August 6 and 7, between 8-10pm, in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, entitled Art Intersections: an Asian-Latino Pop-up Museum. Curators Eric Nakamura, Shizu Saldamando, and Adriel Luis will project artwork onto the public surfaces of Veterans Plaza, telling the visual stories of Asian-Latino cultural connection over the sounds of Asian-Latino fusion music.