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SOCIAL DISTANCING IS REQUIRED INSIDE THE MUSEUM. THE USE OF MASKS IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.

FREE ALL-DAY RESERVATIONS ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE.

ON VIEW | The Faces of Ruth Asawa

The Faces of Ruth Asawa is a single-object, long-term installation of 233 ceramic face masks Asawa created of friends, family members, and fellow artists. This is the first of three exciting exhibitions related to the Asian American Art Initiative opening at the Cantor in 2022.

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An image of artist Ruth Asawa infront of her Wall of Masks

EXPLORE | Asian American Art Initiative

Explore Asian American and Asian diaspora artists and their work at the Cantor, upcoming exhibitions and events. This recently established initiative is a significant effort to acquire, preserve, display and research Asian American art.

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the legend asian american art initiative on black font

ON VIEW | East of the Pacific: Making Histories of Asian American Art

Organized in chronological sections that highlight key moments of intersection between Asia and the United States, this exhibition features artists who worked between and beyond these worlds.

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Gallery view of East of the Pacific exhibition at Cantor

ON VIEW | At Home/On Stage: Asian American Representation in Photography and Film

This exhibition explores how Asian American artists’ work participates in conversations around identity and representation.

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A black and white photograph of people smiling and posing for the camera

ON VIEW | Yinka Shonibare CBE, RA: The American Library

An imaginative portrait of a nation, The American Library explores how ideas of citizenship, home, and nationalism acquire complex meanings.

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An image of Yinka Shonibare's The American Library

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