Second Generation: Asian American


June 1, 2017 – February 3, 2019

What was your family’s journey to America? The echoes of those journeys can be heard across the generations and seen in the children of children. This exhibition shares stories of identity, stereotypes and family, told from the viewpoints of Greensboro natives of Asian heritage. It is also a recognition and an appreciation of their ancestors. The exhibition is also proud to feature video clips and objects provided by Ken Jeong and Sony Studios from Ken’s TV show, Dr.

I think everybody in our country should remember that most of us are immigrants. You might have immigrated earlier than someone else, but we all came from different places. That’s a really positive thing. That’s something the United States has always prided itself in, the whole mosaic coming together.
–Tiffany Lam-Balfour

I think as 2nd and 3rd generation immigrants, identity is in our heads. We’re Americans!
 –Uma Avva

My mom’s always cooking. And when my grandmother is in town, she’s always cooking because that’s a huge way they show their love. So regardless if they hug you or say they love you, when they cook for you it’s a sign of them caring for you.
–Jennifer Leung