SDCHM Awarded a Grant by California Humanities
May 23, 2019
San Diego, CA, May 23, 2019 –
The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum is excited to announce the reception of a @california_humanities Humanities for All Quick Grant! The grant will allow the Museum to move forward with Jīatíng gùshì: Intergenerational Oral History Project, a program that aims to preserve the voices and unique history of the Chinese community in San Diego.
Participants will be able to engage with the origins, ethics, and methodologies behind oral history, through participating in family oral history interview workshops. The Museum will host workshops, starting on July 27, in a trilingual format (English, Mandarin, and Cantonese). Stay tuned for more information and a workshop schedule!
SDCHM Awarded a Grant by the San Diego Foundation
December 3, 2018
San Diego, CA, December 3, 2018 – We are excited to announce that the San Diego Chinese Historical Society and Museum just received an award granted by the Hwei-Chih and Julia Hsiu Endowment Fund at The San Diego Foundation, to enhance our work sharing Chinese-American history, art and culture with the world. Very grateful to Julia Hsiu, for her request to the San Diego Foundation, on behalf of the endowment she represents.
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum to Host United States Debut of World in Porcelain this Fall
August 28, 2018
San Diego, CA, August 28, 2018 – An exhibit made up of more than 100 exclusive personally owned porcelain pieces spanning from three centuries (1500s to early 1800s) of trade history is making its United States debut at the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum (SDCHM). The World in Porcelain exhibit will be on view from September 15 to January 19, 2019 at the SDCHM Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Extension Building at 328 J Street. The pieces in the collection have become the most iconic products of Chinese export porcelain due to its scarcity.
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum Welcomes Young Global Phenomenons For Bravo! International Music Academy Concert
August 1, 2018
San Diego, CA, August 1, 2018 – The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum (SDCHM), in collaboration with the San Diego Chinese Choral Society, is hosting a concert called “A Bridge to Connect” on Saturday, August 11 at 3:00 p.m. at their event space at 541 Second Avenue. This concert will be the first off-site concert for students of the Bravo International Music Academy, a two-week music immersion program hosted at San Diego State University for young musicians.
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum Reports Attendance Boost Thanks to Comic-Con 2018
July 26, 2018
San Diego, CA, July 26, 2018 – The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum (SDCHM) is proud to report a notable increase in visitor attendance due to the San Diego Comic-Con: International last week at the San Diego Convention Center located across the street in downtown San Diego. The annual convention, which just celebrated its 49th year, attracts thousands to downtown San Diego’s scenic streets, and the foot traffic leads masses past the museum’s doors.
SDCHM Offers a Rare Glimpse into Renowned Chinese Chien Family in New Exhibit
February 14, 2018
San Diego, CA, February 14, 2018 – The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum (SDCHM) will be debuting a new exhibit, The Life & Deeds of Dr. Shih-Liang Chien, a rare glimpse into a renowned Chinese family’s heirlooms and family precepts, or words to live by. This exhibit provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe family heirlooms and portraits of a well-respected Chinese family of royalty, leading scientists and university presidents, that has expanded to San Diego. This exhibit will be on view in Downtown San Diego at SDCHM’s Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Building from February 22 – April 8.
SDCHM Gears Up for Macy’s Museum Month With a Full Calendar of Events
February 1, 2018
San Diego, CA, February 1, 2018 – The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum (SDCHM) is excited to celebrate the 29th Annual Macy’s Museum month with special events and a new exhibit at their three museum locations in downtown San Diego. SDCHM is one of more than 40 San Diego museums participating in this program that offers reduced admission if visitors pick up a pass at any San Diego Macy’s location
The Finding Cleveland Experience To Screen at SDCHM with a Special Performance and Q&A with Film Directors
July 13, 2017
SAN DIEGO, CA–The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum (SDCHM) is excited to announce a screening of the award-winning documentary short film, The Finding Cleveland Experience. This film uncovers the seldom told history of the early Chinese immigrants in the Mississippi Delta during the time of segregation and the Chinese Exclusion Act. The film takes the audience on an emotional journey filled with amazing discoveries as seen through the eyes of Charles Chiu and his family as they take a trip to Cleveland, Mississippi to visit the gravesite of Charles’ father, KC Lou. In less than 48 hours, Charles has many surprising encounters with the local townspeople, who help fill in some blanks about the father he never knew.
Exhibition Opening at the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, “Unseen Portrait: The Art of Tom Hom”
April 25, 2017
SAN DIEGO, CA–The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum (SDCHM) is pleased to announce the homegrown exhibition, Unseen Portrait: The Art of Tom Hom. Many in San Diego have heard of longtime Chinese American leader and political legend, Tom Hom, but only his family and close friends are aware of his artistic talents. Now at 90 years old, for the first time ever, Tom Hom is going public with his art! This exhibition will highlight Hom’s dedication to documenting the Chinese American experience in artistic form. Unseen Portrait: The Art of Tom Hom, will be held in Downtown San Diego at SDCHM from May 20 – August 20.
Chinese Tea Tasting Adventure with New York Times Bestselling Author, Lisa See at the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
March 30, 2017
SAN DIEGO, CA–The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum (SDCHM) has partnered with Adventures by the Book for a Chinese Tea Tasting Adventure with extraordinary New York Times bestselling author, Lisa See. Lisa See will make a return visit to the very place that inspired her to write her latest novel, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, which tells the story of a Chinese mother and her daughter separated by circumstances, culture, and distance.
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum First Stop in Largest Global Exhibition Tour of Chineses Typewriters
January 3, 2017
SAN DIEGO, CA–The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum (SDCHM) will launch the international tour of Radical Machines: Chinese in the Information Age, which explores the seemingly impossible, yet technologically crucial Chinese typewriter – a machine that types a language with no alphabet, yet has more than 70,000 characters. The exhibition, curated by award-winning Stanford historian Dr. Thomas S. Mullaney, will be in Downtown San Diego at SDCHM from January 21 – April 16 before it moves to the SFO Airport Museum, the Museum of Chinese in America in New York and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Honor & Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese to Screen at SDCHM with a Special Appearance By Executive Producer
October 13, 2016
SAN DIEGO, CA—The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum (SDCHM) will screen the film, Honorcvand Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese at the Chuang Archive and Learning Center on November 19, 2016 from 2:00pm-4:00pm. A Q&A will follow the film screening. Special guests including the executive producer, Samantha Chang, will help facilitate the discussion. This event is the film’s San Diego premiere.
Painting Demonstration with Acclaimed Chinese Artist, Henry Wo Yue-Kee
September 14, 2016
SAN DIEGO, CA—The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum (SDCHM) is pleased to announce the Museum will host acclaimed Chinese brush painter and calligrapher, Henry Wo Yue-kee on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Wo will demonstrate his unique painting techniques as he captures the essence of nature in front of an audience at the Museum. The audience will witness the themes of happiness, friendliness, tranquility, and harmony as Wo paints a poem in praise of nature.
New Leadership Marks New Era For San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
August 9, 2016
SAN DIEGO, CA—The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum (SDCHM) – a cultural landmark located in the heart of downtown San Diego – named a new Executive Director for the first time in two decades. Tiffany Wai-Ying Beres, a California native, comes to SDCHM with wide-ranging international experience in arts administration and fine arts curation related to Asian and Chinese art history. She succeeds the Museum’s founding Executive Director, Dr. Alexander Chuang, who has retired after twenty years of service.
Book Signing with Chinese American Historian, Murray K. Lee
June 7, 2016
SAN DIEGO, CA— The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum (SDCHM) is pleased to announce the book signing with Murray K. Lee, author of Elephant and the Indians: My Grandfather, the “Elephant,” a Chinese Railroad Worker, Captured by Indians. Murray Lee has re-imagined his grandfather’s odyssey into an exciting tale of intrigue, action, and cultural exchange.