The mission of USC PAM is to create inspiring encounters with the art, history and culture of Pacific Asia that promotes intercultural understanding in the service of elevating humanity through its Pacific Asian collections, exhibitions, and educational programming. Its permanent collection of over 15,000 objects span more than 5,000 years, and its most recent exhibitions have traveled nationally and internationally.
This grant will support the exhibition We Are Here: Art & Asian Voices in LA, which will challenge viewers to rethink the boundaries of “Asian art” and introduce them to the rising generation of Asian voices who bring plural perspectives to the experience of living and belonging in LA. Seven female, Asian-American artists living in LA will challenge viewers to consider the stark differences between the identities that choose us and the identities we choose for ourselves. The exhibition will be on view from March 13 to June 7, 2020.