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Hollywood Movie Star Anna May Wong: First Chinese American on US Coin
November 12, 2022 - December 31, 2022
The name Anna May Wong may not mean much to you. However, Wong’s story—her passions, disappointments, aspirations, and search for identity—will resonate.
Discover Chinese American experiences during our Museum Talk Series events! In collaboration with local experts, these afternoon talks reveal Chinese American history, art, and culture from new perspectives with multimedia tools.
The US Mint just released a quarter-dollar coin for Anna May Wong on October 25. Anna May Wong became the first Chinese American and also the first Asian American to appear on US currency.
Learn more about Anna May Wong’s personal life and how her movies and life both reflected and directed Chinese American experiences. See her beauty and talent through movie clips, posters, quotes, books, and her struggles and success as an underappreciated screen legend.
Speakers: Tom Shoener, Anna May Wong Researcher in Philadelphia; Li Edwards, Executive Director of American Chinese Museum.
Anna May Wong Exhibition will start on 11/12/2022. Preview is open to participants from 12pm to 4pm. Multimedia talk starts from 1pm to 3pm.
After the first day event, the exhibition will continue until 11/30/2022.
Registration is required in advance. Everyone who registers will get an Anna May Wong quarter-dollar coin. Refreshments including desserts and Chinese tea will be served onsite.
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