MEDIA ALERT: Photographer Wing Young Huie Explores Minnesotan and Chinese Identity in New Free Exhibit Opening Tomorrow

For immediate release

Release dated: 
September 12, 2018
Media contacts: 

Lauren Peck, 651-259-3137, lauren.peck@mnhs.org
Alison Aten, MNHS Press, 651-259-3203, alison.aten@mnhs.org

Quick facts: 

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.
Admission: Free

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. 

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.