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December 2014

CHSA Museum closed Dec. 24 – Jan. 1, reopens Jan. 2

December 24, 2014 - January 1, 2015

The CHSA Museum will be closed to the public from December 24, 2014 through January 1, 2015. The closure will allow us to prepare for new exhibitions in 2015. Throughout the closure, the museum will maintain office hours on all days except Sundays, December 25, and January 1. Please contact CHSA at 415-391-1188. The museum will reopen during normal business hours starting Friday, January 2, 2015. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

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January 2015

Roots: Him Mark Lai Family History Project – Exhibit Opening

January 17, 2015

Save the date January 17, 2015 for the opening of the “Roots: Him Mark Lai Family History Project” exhibit in the Yick Gallery. Every year a cohort of young Chinese Americans are brought together to delve into their ancestry in the Pearl River Delta of southern China. This exhibit showcases the often intense and personal journey of identity each intern goes through. Please join the ten interns of the 2014 cohort as they present their Roots to you. More details…

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“Immigration Outside of the Law” book talk with Hiroshi Motomura

January 31, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join Hiroshi Motomura at The Learning Center for a discussion of his new book, Immigration Outside of the Law (2014, Oxford), on January 31 from 1-2:30 pm.  He will use the book’s framework to discuss hot topics in immigration policy today, tackling questions such as:  How has it happened that over 11 million people live in the United States without lawful immigration status?  What does it mean to be in the country unlawfully?  What is the role of state and local…

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February 2015

Presidio Dialogues: “Reclaiming Our Chinese Heritage” with Corey Chan & Lenora Lee

February 5, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Presidio Officers’ Club,
50 Moraga Avenue, Presidio Main Post, San Francisco, CA United States

  The CHSA Museum is pleased to partner with the Presidio Officers’ Club’s “Presidio Dialogues” series. San Francisco’s tradition of diverse cultural expression started at the Presidio and continues today with events that enlighten, engage, and entertain. Enjoy topical discussions, live music and dance, and interactive family activities, all free to the public and sponsored by the Presidio Trust, in partnership with cultural institutions from across the Bay Area. To celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year, Corey Chan and Lenora…

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“Your Day is My Night” – Film screening at the CHSA Museum

February 28, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CHSA Museum,
965 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Film director Lynne Sachs, with the CHSA Museum and San Francisco Cinematheque are proud to present “Your Day Is My Night,” a hybrid documentary by Lynne Sachs, at the CHSA Museum on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 1pm. Immigrant residents of a “shift-bed” apartment in the heart of New York City’s Chinatown share their stories of personal and political upheaval. As the bed transforms into a stage, the film reveals the collective history of the Chinese in the United States…

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