Virtual Programs

Artist Talk with Lynn Yarne: Honoring Leah Hing’s Legacy Through Art

Artist and educator Lynn Yarne presents a much-anticipated update on her art installation at the Portland Building about Chinese American pilot Leah Hing, including a virtual tour of the installation and a series of micro-presentations by guest speakers. 

Artist Talks

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 2022 Oregon Rises Above Hate 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.

Community Roundtables

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.

NWNW Roundtables

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.