Teen Art Exhibit Featured at Asian-Pacific Heritage Day, April 12 at History Center

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Release dated: 
March 5, 2014
Media contacts: 

Jessica Kohen • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3148 • jessica.kohen@mnhs.org

Wendy Jones • Minnesota History Center • 651-259-3411 • wendy.jones@mnhs.org

Quick facts: 

Event: A Thousand Journeys, One Home: Asian-Pacific Heritage Day

Date: Saturday, April 12

Time: Noon to 4 p.m.

Place: Minnesota History Center
Address: 345 Kellogg Blvd W., St. Paul MN 55102-1903
Cost: $11 adults, $9 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6-17; free for children age 5 and under and MNHS members.
Phone: 651-259-3000, 800-657-3773
Website: http://www.minnesotahistorycenter.org

Teen Art Exhibit Featured at Asian-Pacific Heritage Day, April 12 at History Center

Celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage DayFriendship, diversity and unity are celebrated during "A Thousand Journeys, One Home: Asian-Pacific Heritage Day, " Saturday, April 12 from noon to 4 p.m., at the Minnesota History Center.

Artists from the Twin Cities Asian-Pacific communities will gather to highlight Chinese, Hmong, Indonesian, Japanese, Karen, Korean, Filipino, Tibetan and Vietnamese traditions. These traditions help us make connections not only to each other, but to the broader communities in which we live, work and play.

Visitors can explore a new art project conceived by a group of eight local teens. The teens are meeting with guest artist Seexeng Lee on Wednesday afternoons in February, March and April to create a multimedia piece that explores family history. Visitors can also enjoy music, dance, food demonstrations, cultural displays and art activities.

Cost is included in the price of museum admission.

This program is offered in partnership with the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans.

About the Minnesota History Center

The Minnesota History Center is located at 345 Kellogg Blvd. W. in St. Paul. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays (admission is free on Tuesdays from 5 to 8 p.m.), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Auxiliary aids and services are available with advance notice. For more information, call 651-259-3000 or 1-800-657-3773.

The Society’s calendar of events is posted online at www.mnhs.org/calendar. The web site also has information about all of the Society’s programs, museums and historic sites.

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, the Society preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.

The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.