1985 – 1986

Roots to Reality: A Collaboration

October 11 – Nov 24, 1985

A collaborative show between the Henry Street Settlement and the Alliance for Asian American Arts and Culture, of which the AAAC was a member. The show was held at the Henry Sterrt Settlement and featured a sixteen page catalogue with an introduction by Robert Lee

Participating Artists:

Ming Chip Fung: The Seal 1975-1985

January 9 – February 5 1986

Curated by Robert Lee, this show includes a catalogue pamphlet with essay by Wang Fangyu. The catalogue was later reprinted by the Han Art Gallery in Hong Kong years later.

New Year’s Embroidery

February 7 – February 28, 1986

From the collection of folklorist in residence Prof. Chen. Held in conjunction with Asian American Dance Theatre’s D’Asia Vu performances of Kuang-Yu Fong, Yung Yung Tsuai, Music from China.

Participating artists:

The City

March 7 – April 4, 1986

Curated by Robert Lee

Participating artists:


April 11 – May 9, 1986

Curated by Robert Lee. This show includes a catalogue with essays by Dominique Nahas, curator at the Everson Museum.

A panel discussion entitled “Orientalism – A Surrogate Heritage” was held on April 20. Panelists included Robert G. Lee of Brown University, Dominique Nahas, Peter Kwong of SUNY, Rockwell Chin and Charles Yuen.

Participating artists:

The 2nd Annual Open Studio Show

May 1986

Featured guided tours to thirteen artists studios in the Chinatown community, and a group show of works by fifteen artists.

Open studios participants:
Gallery show participants:


May 30 – June 25, 1986

Catalogue includes essays by Fay Chiang.

Participating artists: