Presented by the DePaul Art Museum. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.
The Virtual Asian American Art Museum (VAAAM), launching in Fall 2018, is a large-scale digital humanities project developed by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU 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-based artists, including Ray Yoshida, Michiko Itatani, James Numata, and Yasuhiro Ishimoto.
To celebrate the launch of VAAAM, events will be held in Chicago and New York. The DePaul Art Museum hosts the Chicago launch, which will include a reception and viewing of Yasuhiro Ishimoto: Someday, Chicago (4:00-5:30 p.m.), and a panel on aforementioned Japanese American artists (5:30-7:00 p.m.)
The panel will feature Jasmine Alinder (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), John Tain (Art Asia Archive, Hong Kong), Karen Patterson (John Michael Kohler Arts Center), and Laura Kina (DePaul University), and will be moderated by Alexandra Chang (Curator of Special Projects and Director of Global Arts Programs, A/P/A Institute at NYU).