Contested Memories of Place: Representations of Salinas’ Chinatown

As we enter planning stages for the revitalization of Chinatown–not for the first time–it may be useful to remember and think about the history of this neighborhood as well as its future. Continue reading Contested Memories of Place: Representations of Salinas’ Chinatown

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Combining Contemporary Art with Historical Preservation

Recently the Chicago Field Museum received a Catherine T. MacArthur grant for a project that encouraged Filipino artists to create contemporary art based on objects and images from the museum’s Philippine collection. Mike Scutari writes: The great thing about this project? Any museum can do it. All it takes is a handful of artists selecting — and in this case, painting — an artifact or … Continue reading Combining Contemporary Art with Historical Preservation