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360 panoramas of “Return of the Warriors” exhibition

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360 panoramas of “Return of the Warriors” exhibition in collaboration with The Field Museum courtesy of Ed Lai of IPIX VisionBridge


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RETURN OF THE WARRIORS

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RETURN OF THE WARRIORS

A Collaboration between the Field Museum

and

the Chinese American Museum of Chicago

February 10-25, 2018


The Field Museum and the Chinese American Museum of Chicago are collaborating on a new exhibition, "Return of the Warriors," which spotlights the collections of the Field Museum and the Chinese American Museum of Chicago. "Return of the Warriors" features two Terra Cotta Warrior replicas, gifted to the Chinese American Museum of Chicago from the Field Museum. See them alongside real objects from the history of China and the natural world!

"Return of the Warriors" is free and open to the public.

The exhibition will also feature three special events:

February 17, 4:30-6:30 pm: Evolving Feast
February 25, 3-5 pm: Scientist Spotlight

RETURN OF THE WARRIORS
 

Manchu to Mao Fashion Contest

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CHINESE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF CHICAGO - RAYMOND B. & JEAN T. LEE CENTER

Invites High School and College Students to participate in the Manchu to Mao Fashion Contest based on the The Way We Wore Exhibition: Celebrating Chinese Fashion Heritage.

Garments will be based on those in the Exhibition. Resources are available at the Museum in the form of books, patterns and graphics. Garments are in a wide range of fabrics and designs - cheongsam/chipao, tunics, jackets, dresses, skirts - elaborate and simple.

Contestants are to choose a favorite garment on which to base their design. Fabrics need not be the same. Please keep a journal of how garment is chosen, changes and costs which are to the responsibility of the contestant. The Journal or a copy will be in the archives and can be used as a resource.

It is agreed that garments will be available for display. Contestants may donate or loan them.

Fabrics and notions may be available. Design elements can be embroidery, beading, appliqué, fabric painting, limited only by the designers imagination.


Please contact the Museum to make arrangements for viewing garments 312-919-1000 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Garments will be judged on:

Creativity - design imagination as expressed, important in the long run in designer portfolio. (If one available, please submit)

Design - execution, consideration of detail and time

Resourcefulness - how materials are used, any unusual materials incorporated that

follow theme

Relevance - how best theme of exhibition is interpreted (time and use of chosen item).

Prizes:

High School - $500. $300. $200

College - $1,000. $500. $250


Applications begin December 9 and close February 17. Other dates for preliminary meetings to be determined. Judging on April 28. Queries can be directed to Grace Chun This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Winning garments will be featured at the May 19 Gals with either the designer as model or a model of their choice. Prizes and acknowledgments will be presented.

Manchu to Mao Fashion Contest


 

Moving Dialogs: Culture in Motion

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SAVE THE DATE


We are very excited to partner with Chicago Cultural Alliance and act as one of the host museums for "Moving Dialogs: Culture in Motion" to be held Spring 2018. The May 9 event will consist of a showing of cultural objects, presentation of dance, and discussion on the intersection and process with curator and choreographer. Selected choreographers will develop new movement (or pull from existing repertoire and re-work) in partnership with and in response to objects and themes present in collections at the host museum. Stay tuned for details.

 

Chinese War Brides Act

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The Chinese American Museum of Chicago – Raymond B. & Jean T. Lee Center is excited to host a new temporary exhibition, 1946 Chinese War Brides Act – H.R. 4844, which helped create a newly structured family system and stabilized the Chinese American communities. Come see the documents and pen used by President Harry S. Truman to sign H.R. 4844 into law. The exhibit is a collaboration with the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (美州同源會) - Chicago Chapter. We thank the Chinese American Citizens Alliance – National Lodge for its generous loan.


 


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