Monday, May 4, 2009
Asian/Pacific American Archives Survey

AAAC has appeared as one of the Asian/Pacific American archives survey participants on the NYU website! Go here to read more.

Made available by New York University, the Asian/Pacific American Documentary Heritage Archives Survey project is the first systematic attempt to map Asian/Pacific American archival collections in the New York metropolitan area. AAAC is represented as an important archive documenting the development of New York Asian/Pacific American community and art. We are one of the rare organizations that have a professional artists' archive. The archive, currently about 1,500 artists, include Asian Americans producing art, Asian artists who are active in the United States, and other Americans who are significantly influenced by Asia.
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Friday, May 1, 2009
America’s Chinatown Voices

“ 藝匯唐人街 “
Date: May 09-August 08.
Press Conference: Friday, May 8, 3pm
Opening Reception: Friday, May 14, 630-830PM
Site: Columbus Park, Chinatown, New York, NY
Artists: Nathalie Pham & Avani Patel

A special outdoor art event will occur in Columbus Park this Spring/Summer. To rally the community to come together and speak about their community. From children to seniors, in English & in Chinese, with images or without, this opportunity is for all to be heard. Especially welcome are those atuned to the decisions that face Chinatown and know that the future of Chinatown is in our hands. Their voice, ideas, and statements will be painted on panels 18x24” all around the outside gates of Columbus Park at a distance of 15-20 feet of each other. A total of about 70-80 panels will be up, Once a week the artists (and volunteers) will come in on the weekend to repaint some panels, and repaint new comments and thoughts on the panels. On the weekends an Open Day where the artists will attend the installation and invite community members to write down their comments on the panels. Read more at

Each panel will have an email address or phone where the community can email the artist their thoughts and comments to be posted the next week.

Volunteers are welcome to sign up and help to mount this extensive weekly effort by contacting or

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