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I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story

The Smithsonian celebrates Asian Pacific American history across a multitude of diverse cultures and explores how Asian Pacific Americans have shaped and been shaped by the course of our nation's history. Rich with compelling stories and images, this 30-banner exhibition takes a sweeping look at this history, from the very first Asian immigrants centuries ago to the complex challenges facing Asian Pacific American communities today.

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Now On Tour

Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter

Through the work of seven artists from across the country, Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter offers provocative artistic responses to the Asian experience in America and the meaning of being Asian American. Their visual stories offer representations against and beyond the stereotypes that have long obscured the complexity of being Asian in America. Their approaches to identity and portraiture elicit mixed feelings of ambivalence, individuality, nostalgia, pride and pain. The disparate threads of race, ethnicity, gender, diaspora, hybridity and transnationalism are laid bare in these rich and exciting portraits of encounter.

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Coming Soon

Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation

Opening in December 2013 at the National Museum of National History. This exhibition explores the heritage, daily experience and numerous, diverse contributions that Indian immigrants and Indian Americans have made to shaping the United States. Included in the exhibition will be historical and contemporary images and several dozen artifacts, including those documenting histories of discrimination and resistance, those conveying daily experiences and those symbolizing achievements across the professions.

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Indian American Story Blog

Read about the experiences of Indian Americans from the perspective of different bloggers covering topics such as culture, identity, family, recent events, and more.

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Welcome to the Smithsonian Welcome to Smithsonian

Part of the "Welcome to Smithsonian" video series, this short video explores the APA heritage within the Smithsonian Institution.

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