No Word for “art”



The concept for No Word for “Art” came from Hmong-American artist and co-curator, Elizabeth Lee.  There is no word for “art” in the Hmong language, which can make it difficult to explain what fine art is to older Hmong generations.  Many Hmong-American youth are discouraged from creative careers by the older members of the family. 


As a society, how do we value art? This exhibition will explore the complexities of Hmong-American identity from the perspective of artists throughout the north state, and provide opportunities for conversations regarding the significance of art.


Oct 03 2021 - Nov 25 2021


11:00 am - 5:00 pm


Museum of Northern California Art
900 Esplanade

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