Mid-Autumn Harvest Festival 2015

On September 26th, 2015, we invite you to attend the fifth Southeast Asian Arts & Culture Exhibition celebrating the harvest season! The Exhibition helps promote and preserve the arts and culture of the Southeast Asian American communities in San Francisco, and specifically highlights the Indo-Chinese refugee communities which have a history in the Tenderloin.

Asian Heritage Street Celebration - 2015

Explore the museum for free as a part of this annual program held during the Asian Heritage Street Celebration.

Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 11 AM–3:30 PM
art activities: 11 AM–3 PM
Southeast Asian Cultural Showcase: 12:30–1:30 pm
CAAM cinema showcase: 2:30–3:30 PM Asian Art Museum
free admission courtesy of Target

Explore the museum for free as a part of this annual program held during the Asian Heritage Street Celebration (http://asianfairsf.com/). We are also celebrating International Museum Day. This year’s theme, Museums for a Sustainable Society, recognizes the role of museums as important locations of cultural exchange and mutual understanding, enriching the lives of community members. In conjunction with the Asian Heritage Street Celebration and International Museum Day, the Tenderloin community’s Southeast Asian Arts & Culture Coalition (SEAACC) presents music and dance from Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. The SEAACC is an organization dedicated to the diverse cultures of the Tenderloin neighborhood. Other activities include the Center for Asian American Media’s cinema showcase, docent tours and hands-on art making that will bring the museum’s masterpieces to light.

40 Years Refugees Exhibition

An Exhibition to Commemorate Vietnamese Resettlement in the US. This exhibition marks the 40th anniversary of the diaspora of the Vietnamese people and refugee resettlement. It includes stories of loss, of cultural identities of different generations struggling to co-exist, and of the process of rebuilding a new life in a foreign environment. This exhibition shares the refugee experience by celebrating the progress of the Vietnamese people worldwide through photography, historical artifacts, a speaker panel, and cultural performances. Speakers will include Mr. Dieu Khuong Huu, Mr. Phu Van Bui, and Ms. My Linh Nguyen, and cultural performers include the Su Viet Zithers and Master Vu Hong Thinh.