Visiting Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion?

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Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage

These articles highlight stories of Asian American and Pacific Island heritage.

The Met commissioned a new work from composer Tan Dun, “Symphony of Colors: Terracotta,” based on music from his opera The First Emperor.

Lo Tatou Seiana: Our Flowering, Our Time

Dan Taulapapa McMullin muses on colonialism, queer mythologies, and activism in the Pacific Islands.
Barkcloth panel with rectilinear designs in beige, brown, and black

Wild Dogs Under My Skirt

Pacific poet Tusiata Avia reflects on desire and female empowerment through Samoan tattooing practices
Red and gold banana fibre sash

To Swim with Eels

Pacific poet Emelihter Kihleng reflects on her genealogy and connections to the lands of Pohnpei.

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the Astor Chinese Garden Court.

Wood sculpture of a male figure or tiki

Tiki Manifesto

Pacific poet Dan Taulapapa McMullin addresses the violent erasure and commodification of Oceania and its people under colonial rule.
Cover of Starving Artists’ Restaurant Guide

Chinatown(s) and the City

Documenting Iconic American Neighborhoods

This short film from 1983 documents the installation of a Ming-style garden courtyard at The Met, the first permanent cultural exchange between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.

Female figure made of whale ivory

Inside Us the Dead (The New Zealand-born Version)

Pacific poet Karlo Mila explores the personal and political realities of Pasifika identity.
Maori hei tiki, or greenstone pendant, carved with large eyes and abstracted human facial features, embryonic quality

Immaterial: Sharing Taonga at The Pacific Virtual Museum

Making the cultural heritage of the Pacific visible and accessible to all
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