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of Immigrants
A Photography Series 
By Quetzal Maucci

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On view Feb. 12, 2016 - Mar. 12, 2016 

Photographer Quetzal Mauuci was inspired by conversations she'd had with [teenage] children of immigrants, finding a common thread and recognizing her own feelings of displacement. 

These conversations became the impetus behind the photography series Children of Immigrants. The subjects in her photographs reflected on their childhoods and how they defined American culture. They spoke of self-identification and the constant negotiation of cultural identity. they came from Argentina, India Italy, Poland, Mexico, Peru, and other places, but their stories often share a common theme: Struggling with identity and a sense of displacement, while in the process, claiming their place as new Americans. 

A Song from
My Hero 
By Jay Lizo 

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On view Feb. 12, 2016 - May 29, 2016

Multi-Media artist Jay Lizo presents A Song from My Hero Collection as a reflection of his childhood, and the search for role models through popular culture. Groqing up as a Filipino-American in the suburbs of Jacksonville, Florida, Lizo didnt find many role models within his community, so he turned to comics and popular culture to find his "heroes". As he grew older, his hero selections beam more diverse but rarely reflected his own Filipino identity and family heritage. 

A Song from My Hero Collection consists of approximately 40 paintings, 2 sculptures and works by high school student collaborators. /the paintings are portraits of people, both real and fictitious, through which Lizo has been able to reconcile his identity as neither Filipino nor American, but both simultaneously. Collectively installed, they emulate a cacophony of visual sound, spectacle, and memory. The installation's youth component invites students to record stories and create drawings inspired by their own heroes. The stories and art collected will be exhibited as a multi-media installation, catalogue and digital gallery. 



Feb. 12, 2016
5:30 - 8pm

Main Exhibition Gallery
Children of Immigrants by Quetzal Maucci 

Community Gallery 
A Song from My Hero Collection by Jay Lizo

Mar. 17, 2016 
5:30 - 8pm

I want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story
On view: Mar. 17, 2016 - May. 29, 2016 

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More details coming soon


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New Americans Museum is an international destination; a place like no other, where all who have journeyed to this great country are celebrated for their resilience, their cultures, heritage, and the myriad of contributions they have made to our nation. New Americans Museum  aims to foster public awareness of the values and strengths that immigrants bring to our nation. 

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