Saturday, Apr 17, 9:30 AM–12 PM
Recommended for Teachers of Middle School Through College
Members: $5, Non-Members: $10
Learn about the impact of Asian American women artists from the Bay Area, past and present, in this virtual workshop featuring guest artist Jenifer K Wofford. Wofford, a Filipina American artist and educator based in San Francisco, will talk about her mural Pattern Recognition, the first commission for the museum’s new Lawrence and Gorretti Lui Hyde Street Art Wall. Inspired by traditional Asian decorative motifs and bold, colorful graphics of the 1980s, Pattern Recognition celebrates Asian American artists and immigrant communities. We’ll also share activities and resources that you can use to engage students with this artwork as well as with the Asian American women artists highlighted in Wofford’s mural.
Major support for the Asian Art Museum’s school programs and resources is provided by the Dhanam Foundation and The William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation Education and Research Fund. Generous funding is provided by Kaiser Permanente of Northern California and Pacific Gas & Electric Company. Additional support is provided by Doris and Stephen Chun and Daphne and Stuart Wells.
Curated by Abby Chen, Senior Associate Curator and Head of Contemporary Art.
Jenifer K Wofford: Pattern Recognition was commissioned by the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Presentation is made possible with the generous support of Terra Foundation for American Art. This installation is a part of the Asian American Experience, which is made possible with the generous support of Glen S. and Sakie T. Fukushima, an anonymous donor in memory of Ambassador and Mrs. Sampson Shen, and Claudine Cheng.