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Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: Art & Music

May has been designated Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. This guide provides resources that highlight the history and contributions of Asian and Pacific Islanders.

Art & Music

Art History

Artists

Asian Art - Oxford Art Online

Rinko Kawauchi - Photographer
Asian Art Museum Raghubir Singh - Photographer
Asian Art at the Art Institute of Chicago Xeme - Graffiti artist
Art of Asia - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Yayoi Kusama - Painter, Sculptor, Photographer, Installation, Performance, and Conceptual Artist
Heritage Museum of Asian Art Takashi Murakami - Painter, Sculptor

For information on other artists, visit The Art Story.

 

Music

Music as a Gateway to Learning about East Asia - from Association for Asian Studies

Asian Music Industry - White Paper from Music Industry Insights

Asia’s Music Scene Is More Than Just K-Pop: 6 New Artists To Listen To Now - from Vogue UK

 

A young girl in San Francisco's Chinatown. Photographer: Carol M. Highsmith.

 

Dancers of the Filipino-American Association of Greater Columbia, SC,perform a traditional Filipino dance during an Asian/Pacific AmericanHeritage Month celebration May 24, 2016 at Naval Health Clinic Charleston. (Navy photo/Hospitalman 3rd Class Robert Jackson)

"Dancers of the Filipino-American Association of Greater Columbia, SC, perform a traditional Filipino dance during an Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month celebration on May 24, 2016 at Naval Health Clinic Charleston." (Navy photo/Hospitalman 3rd Class Robert Jackson) 

 

A committee volunteer writes the name of an attendee in Korean caligraphy at the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage event at the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, May 18, 2018. The event helped inform base members about the different cultures during AAPIH month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Aryn Lockhart/Released)

"A committee volunteer writes the name of an attendee in Korean caligraphy at the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage event at the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, May 18, 2018. The event helped inform base members about the different cultures during AAPIH month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Aryn Lockhart/Released)"

 

Breathing Flower lotus installation by Korean artist Choi Jeong Hwa

Highsmith, Carol M, photographer. Art piece in front of the San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco, California. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2013630044/>.