Understatements: Lost and Found in Asian America

September 28, 2022 – January 6, 2023
Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College

65-30 Kissena Blvd, 405 Klapper Hall, Flushing, NY

Understatements postcard

Understatements postcard

A new exhibition at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College, Understatements: Lost and Found in Asian America, on view from September 28 through January 6, 2023, will explore the evolving layers of identity represented by the term “Asian American.” Expressing themselves through such mediums as sculpture, painting, video, and paper, the eight artists in Understatements encourage intimate, yet impactful interpretations of their work. The exhibition is the inaugural presentation made possible by The Thomas Chen Family/Crystal Windows $1.1 million endowment to help establish the Queens College School of Arts and support visual Asian contemporary art at the college.

The show is organized by Herb Tam, curator and director of exhibitions at the Museum of Chinese in America, in collaboration with Godwin-Ternbach co-directors Maria Pio and Louise Weinberg. A public opening reception will take place on Wednesday, September 28, from 6 to 8 pm at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum. For information on campus entry, please email gtmuseum@qc.cuny.edu.