ME=WE: An Asian Community Portrait by Wing Young Huie
May 24 – October 31, 2018
Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, award-winning photographer and author Wing Young Huie’s engaging imagery captures the essence of humanity as he explores the cultural identity of Naperville’s Asian-American community. The personable and accessible enlarged portraits depict the subjects in a location, and in many cases, with an object of cultural significance. This exhibit is a lens for which to witness the faces of our community. An interactive survey challenges the visitor to think about how they personally identify and a short-form documentary about the making of the project provides insight into the development of this engaging project.
Come as You Are
May 24 - October 31, 2018
In a deeply personal interpretation by members of our Asian-American community, “Come as You Are” provides an intimate look at the perseverance and hope of our fastest growing population segment. Through media features, objects, artifacts and histories, our subjects chronicle their lives - whether born locally or thousands of miles away, they strive to enriched their lives through cultural changes of everyday life. The exhibit is the result of a multi-faceted, digitization and oral history initiative funded by a grant from the National Endowment of Humanities.