The Smithsonian is celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, May 1 to 31, with more than 20 events—films, performances, talks, tours and family programs. This year’s feature event is a family festival connected to the exhibition “The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps, 1942-1946,” on view at the Renwick Gallery until Jan. 30, 2011.
The festival will be held at the Renwick on Saturday, May 1, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This day of family fun includes exhibition-themed stories and traditional folktales from Anne Shimojima, music and dance performances by traditional drummers Nen Daiko and the Kikuyuki Dancers of America, traditional games, a scavenger hunt, and craft and “garden journal” activities.
The event is free and open to the public; no reservations are required. Visit www.SmithsonianEducation.org/Heritage for a complete schedule of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month programming.
Posted: 20 April 2010