PCM artist talks strive to highlight and celebrate the creativity and innovation of Asian American artists living in the Pacific Northwest and working in the intersections of community, history, and culture.
A Conversation with Carey Wong and Barbie Wu
Special artist talk with scenic designer Carey Wong and actor and teaching artist Barbie Wu, as part of the Oregon Rises Above Hate May 14th event.
Hidden Histories: Oregon’s Early Chinatowns and Chinese Worker Settlements
Hidden Histories: Oregon’s Early Chinatowns and Chinese Worker Settlements is a series of 9 virtual presentations that feature the history of Oregon’s early rural and urban Chinese settlements. Developed in partnership with the Oregon Chinese Diaspora Project and several statewide organizations, Hidden Histories aims to provide a better understanding of Chinese immigrant history and culture and its importance to Oregon’s growing Asian American population.
In May 2020, the Museum launched its first series of Virtual Community Roundtables in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and as a way to bring our community together to discuss current issues of significance to Asian Americans and other communities of color.
From the Trenches: Updates From the Oregon Chinese Diaspora Project
Historical archaeologist Chelsea Rose presents the latest findings from the award-winning Oregon Chinese Diaspora Project, including new findings from recent investigations into Chinese miners in southern and eastern Oregon, an introduction to the new website, and a sneak peek into what the OCDP is working on now.
OHQ ON THE ROAD: Oregon’s Early Chinese American History and Portland’s Louie Chung
Historian Jennifer Fang and OHQ contributor Myron Louie Lee highlight and explore what Louie Chung’s story tells us about early Oregon history and the Chinese American diaspora. This program was organized in partnership with the Oregon Historical Society and is part of the OHQ on the Road series, with upcoming programs inspired by the Winter 2021 “Chinese Diaspora in Oregon” special issue.
Culture on Zoom
In February 2022, the Portland Chinatown Museum and the Lan Su Chinese Garden helped bring in the Year of the Tiger with Culture on Zoom, a free public Zoom series. This special Lunar New Year programming featured an artist talk with Chinese American photographer Dean Wong, and his work capturing the vibrant legacies of West Coast Chinatowns, followed by a detailed, informative look at the Chinese Zodiac with PCM board and community member Sarah Chung, and the many traditions that help us celebrate the New Year.
In September 2020, PCM launched a new monthly series made possible by a grant from Neighbors West/Northwest and the City of Portland, Office of Community & Civic Life and with the partnership of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance and the Lan Su Chinese Garden.