For immediate release
Exhibit: “Chinese-ness: Photographs by Wing Young Huie”
Dates: Sept. 11-Nov. 11, 2018
Where: Irvine Community Gallery, Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul
Hours: Open during regular History Center hours, Tuesday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday Noon-5 p.m.
MEDIA ALERT: Photographer Wing Young Huie Explores Minnesotan and Chinese Identity in New Free Exhibit Opening Tomorrow
“Chinese-ness: Photographs by Wing Young Huie” showcases new work by the 2018 McKnight Distinguished Artist Award-winning photographer as he explores his identity as a Minnesotan of Chinese descent. Through his photographs, Huie looks at how Chinese-ness collides with American-ness in his own life as well as others.
A free community panel discussion examining varied experiences of identity, race and culture and celebrating the exhibit’s opening will occur on Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 7-9 p.m. Panelists are Wing Young Huie, Lizeth Gutierrez and Lelna Desta with moderator David Lawrence Grant.
The free exhibit is a companion to Huie’s forthcoming MNHS Press book, Chinese-ness: The Meaning of Identity and the Nature of Belonging, available Nov. 1, 2018. The Minnesota History Center will host Huie’s book launch on Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 7-9 p.m.