Crossing Cultures: Belle Yang, A Story of Immigration
May 20-Sept. 27, 2015
Developed by the Bakersfield Museum of Art in collaboration with the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, the traveling exhibit “Crossing Cultures: Belle Yang, An Immigration Story” features vibrant paintings, illustrations and graphic novels by California-based artist and author Belle Yang, illustrating her experiences as a Chinese American immigrant living the American dream in California.
Yang, who was born in Taiwan and immigrated to the U.S. at the age of seven, studied at the Beijing Academy of Traditional Chinese Painting, where she developed an appreciation and respect for traditional ink paintings and folk art. Her work has been exhibited at museums and cultural centers across the country, including the National Steinbeck Center, Pacific Asia Museum, the Boston Public Library and more.
Crossing Cultures: Belle Yang, A Story of Immigration was developed by the Bakersfield Museum of Art, in collaboration with the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, California, and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC.