Vermont Humanities

Exhibit: “Responses: Asian American Voices Resisting the Tides of Racism”

Painting of two girls in 1950s San Francisco in a corner under a streetlamp
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Painting Michael Sheng Faces of Asian-American
Painting by: Michael Sheng Faces of Asian-American

We’re thrilled to welcome to Vermont Responses: Asian American Voices Resisting the Tides of Racism, an exhibit curated and produced by Museum of Chinese in America.

It will be on display at the Manchester Community Library from March 8 through April 19.

Vermont Humanities is offering mini-grants of up to $750 to help you bring a school or community group to visit the exhibition. Funds are limited, so be sure to fill out our short online form soon.

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Responses originated at the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) in New York in 2021 and was conceived of as an offering to our communities in a moment of crisis. Chinese and Asian Americans were being blamed as the genesis of the coronavirus and targeted in assaults across the country, harming their bodies as well as their sense of belonging.

Three men sitting on stools in front of a crowd seated on chairs, with an art exhibit on the walls behind them.To help us navigate what was happening, this exhibition explored the lessons of history and raised a collective voice against the rising tide of anti-Asian hate and violence. The exhibition features a monumental Timeline of Anti-Asian Racism in America along with selections from MOCA’s OneWorld COVID-19 Special Collection, an initiative to document and preserve stories of collective Asian American resilience, generosity, creativity and agency during the pandemic.

Responses: Asian American Voices Resisting the Tides of Racism was curated and produced by Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) in New York. It was exhibited there from July 15, 2021 to October 29, 2023. Its presentation at Manchester Public Library is made possible by Vermont Humanities. The original exhibition and related programs were made possible with the generous support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Con Edison, Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy (WOC)®, Stash, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Vermont Humanities*** March 13, 2024