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of Immigrants
A Photography Series 
By Quetzal Maucci

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On view Feb. 12, 2016 - May 29th, 2016 

Photographer Quetzal Mauuci was inspired by conversations she'd had with [teenage] children of immigrants, finding a common thread and recognizing her own feelings of displacement. 

These conversations became the impetus behind the photography series Children of Immigrants. The subjects in her photographs reflected on their childhoods and how they defined American culture. They spoke of self-identification and the constant negotiation of cultural identity. they came from Argentina, India Italy, Poland, Mexico, Peru, and other places, but their stories often share a common theme: Struggling with identity and a sense of displacement, while in the process, claiming their place as new Americans. 

Four Asian American Families in San Diego

Community Voices, Present & Center:
A Personal Portrait of Four Asian American San Diegan Families

May 6- June 30th, 2016

Celebrate Asian American Heritage Month this May with a very special exhibition about four Asian American families living in San Diego.  

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Immigrant Heritage Month

June is Immigrant Heritage Month. Throughout the month, we'll be celebrating both our diversity and our shared American heritage by telling the stories of individuals that, together, comprise a uniquely American narrative.


I want the Wide American Earth: 
An Asian Pacific American Story

On view: March 17th-May 29th, 2016 

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I Want the Wide American Earth:
An Asian Pacific American Story

In the first exhibition of its kind from the Smithsonian, I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story celebrates Asian Pacific American history across a multitude of diverse cultures and explores how Asian Pacific Americans have shaped and been shaped by the course of our nation's history. 

Rich with compelling stories and images, the exhibition takes a sweeping look at this history, from the very first Asian immigrants centuries ago to the complex challenges facing Asian Pacific American communities today. 

I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story was created by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The exhibition is supported by a grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.

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The Wide American Screen is a spotlight on recent short films that widen our idea of American independent cinema through stories by and about Asian Americans. From tales of family in Texas to pressures on the gridiron, these narrative and documentary shorts see Asian America in its thematic and emotional vastness. The series puts an emphasis on films that depict key historical moments and their legacies, and bring life to everything from post-1965 immigration to the Dream Act.


Wednesday-Friday 10am-4pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am-3pm
Admission is FREE

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm



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Deborah Szekely, Founder and President
Dr. Mary Walshok, Secretary
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New Americans Museum is an international destination; a place like no other, where all who have journeyed to this great country are celebrated for their resilience, their cultures, heritage, and the myriad of contributions they have made to our nation. New Americans Museum  aims to foster public awareness of the values and strengths that immigrants bring to our nation. 

Thank you for your interest in the New Americans Museum.  To find out how you can support our mission to celebrate America's past and promise, please contact Executive Director, Linda Caballero Sotelo


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