Exhibits currently showing at CHSA:
Chinatown was a bustling neighborhood with many businesses, temples, and associations. When the 1906 Earthquake hit the city, it destroyed large parts of the city. Fires caused by the troops completely decimated Chinatown, leaving the neighborhood in ashes and its citizens fleeing to neighbor districts and cities. Starting on … Read More »
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This new exhibition features Qing Dynasty children’s hats recently donated to the CHSA collection by Leslie Selcow in memory of Jade Snow Wong. The hats are impressive in their use of color, craftsmanship, sense of whimsy, and the symbolism contained in their design. There has long been a tradition in … Read More »
Creative Spaces is CHSA’s new exhibition program that continues our museum’s mission to incorporate artistic expression within the narrative of Chinese America. Artists, designers, curators and educators are invited to propose unique concepts for interpreting and presenting history in museum spaces. The two artists selected to launch our new project … Read More »
CHSA is proud to present the Julia Morgan Legacy Project, created as part of the 2012 Julia Morgan Festival. Our focus is on the legacy, architecture, and impact of the Julia Morgan designed Chinese YWCA building, which currently houses the CHSA Museum.
Remembering 1882 explores the historical debate around the Exclusion Act from its origins through its full repeal in 1968, the civil rights struggle of Chinese Americans and allies, and the historic importance of habeas corpus in the Chinese American community.