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CHICO–No Word for “Art” Reception

July 30 @ 5:30 pm7:30 pm

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CHICO–No Word for “Art” Reception. The concept for No Word for “Art” came from Hmong-American artist and co-curator, Elizabeth Lee. There is no word for “art” in the Hmong language, which can make it difficult to explain what fine art is to older Hmong generations. Many Hmong-American youth are discouraged from creative careers by the older members of the family. This is a story that is unfortunately repeated across cultures currently, and many people are afraid to pursue art as their career though it is their passion. As a society, how do we value art? This exhibition will explore the complexities of Hmong-American identity from the perspective of artists throughout the north state, and provide opportunities for conversations regarding the significance of art.


Museum of Northern California Art
Friday, July 30 from 5:30-7:30 pm
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This project is supported by a Humanities for All Quick Grant.



July 30
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Museum of Northern California Art
900 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926 United States
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(530) 487-7272