The National Portrait Gallery has been expanding their horizons lately, and this rather groundbreaking exhibit is part of the trend. This exhibition takes a look into the diversity of contemporary Asian American identity through the innovative work of seven visual artists. This website is designed to complement an in situ exhibit, and the portraits explore themes like diaspora, migration, and transnationalism. Visitors can click on each of the seven artists' names to read a brief biographical statement and view some of their work. Each portrait is worth a look, and visitors may wish to start with those created by Tam Tran. Tran moved to Memphis when she was two from South Vietnam and her photos investigate identity and gender.


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