The Asian Arts Initiative holds a gallery space that hosts a number of Asian contemporary artists originating in Philadelphia. Sparked by activism against large-scale changes of Chinatown, due to the proposal of a baseball stadium, the gallery was created to exhibit work that reflected the protest of the baseball stadium project. Since the gallery’s opening in 2000, it has continued to host exhibitions ranging from paintings to installations 4 to 5 times a year. It featured several prominent figures in the art community as well as displaying the work of their youth workshops once a year. Visitors and participants become involved in viewing and learning about different artists and their art work through these galleries. Several different benefactors support the Gallery exhibits, one being The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts.
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“I should like to have seen a gallery of coronation beauties, at Westminster Abbey, confronted for a moment by this band of Island girls; their stiffness, formality, and affectation contrasted with the artless vivacity and unconcealed natural graces of these savage maidens. It would be the Venus de Medici placed beside a milliners doll.”
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