Online Resources & Collection

Engage with Asia virtually! Explore our online exhibitions, talks, workshops and more.

Greater Baltimore Asian Community History Project

Greater Baltimore Asian Community History

Explore AA&CC's growing online resource for stories about the region's APIMEDA (Asian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, Desi American) communities.

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Asia in Maryland 2021

Exhibition | Asia in Maryland 2021

Explore diverse works of art by Maryland-based Asian and AAPI visual artists which showcase the stories of, raise awareness about, and facilitate dialogue about the ideas and issues that are most important to the 500,000+ Asian and AAPI residents who play integral roles in the fabric of Maryland life.

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Asia North: A Celebration of Art, Culture & Community

Inaugurated in spring 2019, Asia North is a collaborative community celebration that recognizes, showcases, and honors the art, culture and the Asian heritage of Greater Baltimore, especially the Korean history of Baltimore’s Charles North community.

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Installation view of Phaan Howng's "A Bag or Rocks for a Bag of Rice."

Exhibition | Phaan Howng: A Bag of Rocks for A Bag of Rice

Exquisitely disposed rocks and trees and vegetation. The promise of an inspired space of meditation and detachment. Such has been of the Westernized image of the Chinese and Japanese garden. Yet, such enchanted “natural” spaces camouflage the histories of empire, wealth, privilege, exploitation, ecological extraction, and displacement behind their creation. Phaan Howng’s site-specific installation engages East Asian gardens as a case study of the dynamics embedded within these private spaces.

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Artist Phaan Howng

Artist Talk | Meet the Artist: Phaan Howng

Virtually experience the immersive gallery space of the installation "Phaan Howng: A Bag of Rocks for a Bag of Rice" as we chat with the artist about her process and the issues that compel her work. Recorded live on Zoom, September 17, 2020.

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Detail of "Personalia 1" (2020) by Lek Vercauteren Borja

Online Exhibition | Anak (My Child)

Lek Vercauteren Borja’s mixed media works explore the personal and social impact of Spanish colonization and American imperialism on the Filipino experience. Vercauteren Borja weaves history with personal experience to draw out broader contemporary Filipino American stories of identity, displacement, trauma, survival, resilience, and belonging.

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Filipino American Diaspora Panel

Panel Discussion | Filipino American Diaspora: Self-Representations Emerging from the Shadows

How do poetry, art, oral histories and research convey the complicated histories of Filipino Americans, the fourth largest migrant group in the United States? With over 400 years of colonization and invisibilization, Philippine migrants continue to create a sense of the homeland in their new countries. Gain invaluable insights into Filipino American experiences with poet, Luisa A. Igloria; artist, Lek Vercauteren Borja, and authors E.J.R. David and Dwight Ong. Scholar and artist, Marlo DeLara moderates the discussion. Recorded live on Zoom, March 9, 2021

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Salu-Salo: A Filipino American Cultural Feast

Virtual 50th Anniversary Fundraiser | Salu-Salo: A Filipino American Cultural Feast

“Salu-salo” is a Filipino word for gathering and eating together. Prepare yourself a Filipino meal and join the AA&CC for a virtual salu-salo featuring a cook-off with Sony Florendo, Chef Mike Ledesma (Perch RVA and InstaBowl RVA), Chef Rey Eugenio (Heritage Kitchen), and their takes on favorite Filipino recipes; music by Kulintronica and Diwa de Leon who have creatively electrified traditional Filipino instruments; a virtual tour with ANTHILL Fabric Gallery in the Philippines; and an Asian Arts & Culture Center 50th Anniversary cocktail. Recorded live on Zoom, March 9, 2021.

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Year of the Ox Chinese Paper-cut Art

Workshop | Year of the Ox Chinese Paper-cut Art with Cheng Cao

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with artist Cheng Cao who will introduce you to Chinese paper-cutting, or jianzhi (剪紙), a folk art that originated in China around the 6th century CE. Learn how to craft a paper-cut ox. Materials needed: Red paper, pencil, eraser, and scissors. Presented by the Asian Arts & Culture Center for the Walters Art Museum's Virtual Lunar New Year Celebration. Premiered February 12, 2021.

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Wishes in the Wind Korean Kite Kit

Wishes in the Wind: Korean Kite Kit

Are you a parent or caregiver looking for a creative and challenging STEAM* activity to engage kids at home? Are you a teacher in search of a project to teach remotely that integrates art, social studies, and engineering? Order our Wishes in the Wind Korean Kite Kits. Each kit contains kite paper, bamboo kite spars, kite string and spool, illustrated instructions, STEAM info, and more. Contribute to building bridges across cultures with your purchase. Kits starting at $20 donation.*Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math

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Dong Xi - Chao Tian and Tom Teasley

Asia North 2021 Virtual Concert: Dong Xi - The Way

Chao Tian and Tom Teasley bring Chinese dulcimer and world percussion together in conversations based on the Taoist philosophy of Wu Wei, meaning “action through inaction.” Livestream recorded on April 21, 2021.

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meditation online exibition

Meditation Online Exhibition

Explore and reflect upon the many practices, approaches to, and reasons for meditation through this online exhibition which includes objects from the Asian Arts & Culture Center’s permanent art collection and more. Adapted from the exhibition Meditation, on display in the Asian Arts Gallery, September - December 2014.

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The Great Sea Serpent in the theatrical production "Tornkid"

API Mythology and Folklore in "Tornkid"

In Spring 2019, the Baltimore Asian Pasifika Arts Collective (BAPAC), in partnership with Cohesion Theatre Company, produced Tornkid, an original play by NY-based playwright Katelynn Kenney. Tornkid draws on the power of Asian and Pacific mythology and folklore to explore identity and unearth how ancient female narratives can provide guidance towards healing our broken world. The AA&CC created these informational posters to give some background on the mythology and folklore that helped inspire Tornkid.

Learn about the mythology of "Tornkid"
Dress to Express Museum Module: Exploring Portraits, Dress, and Identity in Asian Art

Dress to Express Museum Module: Exploring Portraits, Dress, and Identity in Asian Art

What can art objects from distant times and places express about the identity of the people and the cultures depicted in them? Local Learning invited the AA&CC to create this online learning module in conjunction with the first volume of the Journal of Folklore and Education to expand on the theme "Dress to Express: Exploring Culture and Identity."

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Tattoo by Horikiku; photo by Kip Fulbeck

Audio Tour: Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World

In spring 2015, the AA&CC presented the Japanese American National Museum's traveling exhibition of photographs by Kip Fulbeck and curated by master tattoo artist and author Takahiro Kitamura that explored the mastercraftsmanship and ongoing influence of traditional Japanese tattooing. With a unique display designed by Fulbeck to reference the craft’s roots in ukiyo-e and other Japanese art forms, the exhibition showcased both the splendor and the intricacy of modern tattooing. Listen to this audio tour of internationally-acclaimed Japanese-style tattoo artists talking about their works.

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Asian Arts & Culture Center Art Collection Online

Explore the AA&CC's new online art database through the Albert S. Cook Library Digital Collections. Updates to the database are ongoing as we continue to digitize and upload objects from the collection.

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