School is back in session, and teachers deserve a night out…in San Francisco’s Chinatown!
Join us for our first annual Back to School Soirée at the Chinese Historical Society of America! The goal of this event is to celebrate educators (who deserve all the celebration) and to give teachers a chance to check out the museum with the hopes that they’ll come back for a field trip/learning program during the school year! Those who attend the Soirée will get access to food, drinks, our current exhibits, gift shop goodies, and some free swag! Interested teachers will also get the opportunity to preview and purchase a curriculum guide that I am working on to accompany our main exhibit right now—”We Are Bruce Lee: Under the Sky, One Family.” Anybody who works in the education field is invited— you do not have to be a classroom teacher.
Optional docent tours during the party are available for an additional fee, with limited availability.
Current exhibits include:
We Are Bruce Lee: A curated Bruce Lee collections exhibit. The exhibit celebrates Lee’s life in his birthplace of Chinatown!
Be the Bridge: A large-scale, new-media projection mapped mural paying tribute to Bruce Lee. Created by artists Twin Walls and Macrowaves.
The Underground: A collaborative 14-person immersive exhibition curated by Melorra and Melonie Green in partnership with the African American Art and Culture Complex. The show explores Bruce Lee’s legacy in the African American community.
Picnic Parade: An experiential, picnic themed exhibition by New York based Jamaican-Chinese performance artist Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow.
Wish You Were Here: An interactive exhibit featuring an original copy of the Chinese Exclusion Act document, alongside the pen used by former President Theodore Roosevelt to sign the Chinese Exclusion Act into perpetuity in 1902. Participants can write a postcard to add to the show.
California Pioneers: Power and Politics in Exclusion Era Chinatown: An exhibit of rare Exclusion Era photographs presented in partnership with the California Historical Society. This show is in the exhibition area of the gift shop at 949 Clay.
Angel Island Immigration Station: A popup banner exhibit exploring detention barracks. This show is in the exhibition area of the gift shop at 949 Clay.
Please note that this event will be indoors, with mask-wearing strongly recommended.