Asian American Arts Centre
The Asian American Arts Centre (AAAC) is a non-profit organization located in Chinatown in New York City. Founded in 1974, it was one of the earliest Asian American community organizations in the United States. The Arts Centre presents the ongoing synthesis of contemporary American and Asian art forms, through the presentation of performance, exhibitions, and public education. The permanent collection contains over 400 contemporary Asian American art works and about 200 Chinese folk art pieces. The Arts Centre has also accumulated work by Asian American artists through its archive since 1982. The archive documents, preserves, and promotes the presence of Asian American culture in the United States since 1945. This includes the East Coast, especially the greater New York area, some of the West Coast and some artists in Canada, Hawaii, and overseas. The artists include Asian Americans producing art, Asian artists who are active in the United States, and other Americans who are significantly influenced by Asia.
... After 1993 the Arts Centre's programs consisted of four areas art exhibitions and its archival documentation, folk arts presentation and research, education, and the development of a ... programs encompassed preservation of the living Asian traditions as well as creation of contemporary forms ... The annual visual arts exhibition program started in 1983, which consists of three to five contemporary visual art exhibitions and one folk art exhibition ...
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