The words "Dreaming People's History" appear in red and orange hand-drawn bubble letters over a black-and-white photo of the I-Hotel on Kearny Street
The Asian American Radical Imagination
29 April - 06 August 2023
Jewett Gallery - Lower Level
Main Library

100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

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Kearny Street Workshop presents Dreaming People’s History, an exhibition of past and present Asian American arts and activism. Through oral histories, posters, murals, literature, research projects and contemporary art, the exhibition uplifts Asian American history as the creative product of artists, writers and organizers reclaiming the struggles of preceding generations. Their work testifies that the promise of the Asian American Movement is more than a cultural identity. To dream people’s history is to challenge the American Dream with the truth of the past, the creative agency of the present and the radical possibility of the future.


Related programs:

Opening celebration: May 4, 6 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Lower Level, Main Library

Poetry reading and panel discussion: July 15, 12 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Lower Level, Main Library