Contemporary Hmong Art & Culture in the Fox Valley: Exhibit and Public Programs
The Bright Idea Fund is supporting an an art exhibit created by Hmong-American artists and related public programs to increase engagement of Hmong-Americans in cultural experiences as well as the community at large in exploring cultural identity and what it means to belong.
The exhibit opens January 11 and runs through March 1, 2019.
The Fox Valley is home to roughly 4,700 Hmong-Americans, yet few people know much about this ethnic group’s history, traditions, or even why they settled in Wisconsin. The Wriston Art Galleries at Lawrence University—in partnership with guest curator Kate Mothes, two Hmong-American artists, the Appleton Public Library, Storycatchers, and The Draw—hopes to change this by educating the community about our Hmong neighbors’ connections to the region and their distinct form of cultural expression.