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The Larger Conversation

Delicate Blend

Thursday, May 13, 2021 6 - 7 pm
This is a virtual program.

Like Shen Wei’s paintings that explore both traditional Chinese and contemporary art practices, the lives of Asian-Americans blend Eastern and Western values, traditions, and cultural experiences.

During this conversation, hear from Asian-Americans in Boston discuss how they each approach navigating life in the United States in 2021, while maintaining a connection to their traditional cultural heritage, and the challenges or dissonance that they experience as a result.


Ben Hires, CEO of Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
Mel Taing, Photographer
Fiona Phie, Organizer for Asian Coalition Massachusetts, Former Executive Director of March for Our Lives: Boston, and Executive Board Member of R.E.D. House (Resist. Educate.Disrupt.)

Moderated by Catherine Morris, Director of Public Programs, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

How to Reserve Tickets

Free for all, but registration is required. Click the button at the top of the page to reserve your ticket.

Shen Wei: Painting in Motion is supported by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation and members of the Friends of Fenway Court Patron Program. Support for Shen Wei's Residency and the Artist-in-Residence program has been provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Barbara Lee Program Fund. Community programs created in partnership with the Pao Arts Center and Chinese Folk Art Workshop are made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts and Barr Foundation ArtsAmplified initiative. The Museum receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Media sponsor: WBUR