Museum Hours
Thu: 1 PM–8 PM
Fri–Mon: 10 AM–5 PM
Tue–Wed: Closed
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Thursday Night

Into View: Monthly Reading Group

Intimate gallery conversations with local artists and authors around selected readings and works featured in Into View: New Voices, New Stories. 

Reserve Tickets

Ticket includes General Admission (Thursdays after 5 PM are half off). Space is limited. 

Curious about the ideas, themes, and stories behind the artworks of Into View: New Voices, New Stories? Join us for friendly conversations in Hambrecht Gallery, as the exhibition space is transformed into a participatory and inclusive venue for dialogue and exchange. Each monthly session focuses on selected readings and offers a chance to meet local artists and authors for an intimate discussion of art, our lives, and the changing world. Dive into issues of community and belonging, language and liberation, queer aesthetics, the politics of care, issues of representation, and the need for joy.  

March Reading Group: Surface Relations 

In March, we welcome educator and author Vivian Huang for an intriguing and empowering discussion of “inscrutability.” Though this concept has historically been used in racist rhetoric portraying Asians and Asian Americans as a mysterious “other,” Huang’s scholarship radically reframes inscrutability as “a dynamic anti-racist, feminist, and queer aesthetic.” This session unpacks the “inscrutable Asian” trope while also considering how queer Asian American artists strategically use inscrutability to resist assimilation, preserve agency, and define their own narratives.




Top image: Installation view of Into View: New Voices, New Stories. Photograph © Asian Art Museum.

Organizers & Sponsors

Into View: New Voices, New Stories is organized by the Asian Art Museum. 

Sustained support generously provided by the Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Endowment Fund for Exhibitions and the Kao/Williams Contemporary Art Exhibitions Fund.

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