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VietArt Center

Center of Vietnamese Arts and Culture in Garden Grove, CA, USA

13091 Galway Street, Garden Grove, CA 92844
714-658-6650 • Email: vietartcenter@aol.com
Office Hours: By Appointment Only

Exhibition

"Exit Saigon, Enter Little Saigon" - Exhibition News

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2007

The following exhibitions are ready for general public viewing starting:

  • Saturday, September 29 through December 2.
  • Monday-Friday 10am-7pm/Saturday 10am-3pm/Closed Sunday

Co-sponsored and organized by the Smithsonian Institution, California State University - Fullerton (CSUF), Farmers Insurance Group, and Viet Art Center Foundation

SMITHSONIAN EXHIBIT - "EXIT SAIGON, ENTER LITTLE SAIGON"

"Divided into six sections showcasing challenges, contributions and change, the exhibit explores civic and political issues as well as the intergenerational tensions families experience as they negotiate new lives in a new country. In 90 panels of text and photographs, supplemented by accompanying videos, "Exit Saigon, Enter Little Saigon" documents both Vietnamese Americans'success in assimilating the American experience and the considerable lengths to which they have gone to maintain their linguistic, cultural and religious traditions." (Quote provided from CSUF)

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CSUF EXHIBITION - "THE PEOPLE OF LITTLE SAIGON"

The people of Little Saigon figure prominently in a secondary exhibition of 40 photos about the lives and culture of Vietnamese living in Southern California . These images, gathered by communications professors Jeff Brody and David DeVries of CSUF, were chosen from 8000 images taken by students from CSUF, UCI, Rancho Santiago Community College , different high schools, members of the community.

VIET ART CENTER EXHIBITION - "NOSTAGIA"

This exhibition presents by Photographer Cung Duc Nguyen featuring 10 artistic photos of the olden memories from the homeland. Poetic writings for the photos present by Professor Quyen Di (Vietnamese) and translation by Que Nghi

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2007

  • "EXIT SAIGON, ENTER LITTLE SAIGON" - SMITHSONIAN EXHIBITION
  • GRAND OPENING RECEPTION
  • GENERAL PUBLIC INVITATION - 8PM-9PM

Sponsored by California State Fullerton (CSUF) and Farmers Insurance Group

  • Milton Gordon- President of California State Fullerton (CSUF)
  • Franklin Odo- Director of Smithsonian Asia Pacific Program (Washington-DC)
  • Anh Cao - 2005 Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) of Farmers Insurance Group
  • Kim Van and Hung Nguyen - Founders of Vietnam Vision
  • and many other distinguished scholars and guests.