• October 3, 2018, 4–7 p.m.

Virtual Asian American Art Museum Launch Party and Panel

DePaul Art Museum

935 West Fullerton Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60614

Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Untitled, 1980. Cibachrome photograph, 10 x 8 in. Collection of DePaul Art Museum.

The DePaul Art Museum welcomes you to a launch party and conversation for The Virtual Asian American Art Museum (VAAAM), held in conjunction with the exhibition Yasuhiro Ishimoto: Someday, Chicago

The VAAAM is a large-scale digital humanities project developed by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University (A/P/A Institute) to serve as a resource for new collaborative scholarship on Asian American art history. As part of Art Design Chicago, VAAAM is developing a module focusing on the transnational lives and work of four Japanese-American Chicago artists, including Ray Yoshida, Michiko Itatani, James Numata, and Yasuhiro Ishimoto.

To celebrate the launch of the VAAAM, the DePaul Art Museum hosts a launch party from 4:00-5:00 pm, including a viewing of Yasuhiro Ishimoto.

Following the reception at 5:00 pm, stay for a panel conversation about postwar Japanese American art in Chicago, including presentations about the four aforementioned Japanese-American Chicago artists. Speakers include Jasmine Alinder (Associate Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), John Tain (Head of Research, Art Asia Archive, Hong Kong), Karen Patterson (Curator, John Michael Kohler Arts Center), and Laura Kina (Professor Art, Media & Design, DePaul University). The panel is moderated by Alexandra Chang, Curator of Special Projects and Director of Global Arts Programs at the A/P/A Institute.

This event is free and open to the public. This venue is wheelchair accessible.