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Join AARP at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco!

This August, AARP will be partnering with the Pilipinx American Library (PAL) and the Asian Art Museum to celebrate and examine Filipino literature and art over a series of events. PAL is a mobile, non-circulating library that collects print histories and celebrates narratives exclusively by Filipino writers, poets, artists and scholars.

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Join us at the Asian Art Museum (200 Larkin St., San Francisco) on Thursday, August 2 nd for opening day of this month long event series! Stop by our table to learn about the work AARP is doing in the Filipino community and receive a FREE, fun giveaway.

The Pilipinx American Library at the Asian Art Museum: Opening Reception

Thursday, August 2nd | 6:30-9pm | Asian Art Museum (North Court)

Celebrate the opening of the Philpinx American Library (PAL) at the Asian Art Museum. Enjoy readings by well-known Bay Area poets, browse through PAL’s collection of Filipino-authored books, grab a drink at the cash bar, groove to music by DJ Jon Reyes, and visit the AARP table. Free with museum admission.


Additional events for this series include:

TAYO Literary Magazine Presents

Thursday, August 9th | 6:30-9pm | Asian Art Museum (North Court)

Hear from some of the most exciting voices in contemporary prose and poetry in this showcase organized by Bay Area-based TAYO Literary Magazine. Free with museum admission.

PAL Artists Retreat

Saturday, August 11th | 11am-4pm | Asian Art Museum (Samsung Hall)

The PAL Artist Retreat gathers artists, writers, curators and cultural workers across disciplines for the purpose of fostering community, collaboration and intergeneration dialogue within the Filipino community and the contemporary art work. This day-long convening will include a mix of panels, breakouts and conversations on strategies for visibility, representation, support, mentorship and other possibilities.

Screening: “Manilatown Is in the Heart Time Travel with Al Robles” 

Thursday, August 16th | 6:30-9pm | Asian Art Museum (Samsung Hall)

Take a journey through the heart of Manilatown with Al Robles in Curtis Choy’s acclaimed film, “Manilatown Is in the Heart Time Travel with Al Robles” (2008). Free with museum admission.

What is Pinay Liminality?   Conversation and Oral History Workshop

Thursday, August 23rd | 6:30-8:30pm | Asian Art Museum (Resource Room)

Learn about the oral history project that seeks to preserve the narratives of Filipino-Americans navigating the 'in-betweens' of identity in the Bay Area. Free with museum admission.

The Rule Is, Do Not Stop: A Filipino Literary Symposium

Saturday, August 25th | 11am-12:30pm (break) 2-3:30pm |Asian Art Museum (Samsung Hall)

A day-long symposium to explore the role of poets in transcribing and addressing Filipino American life in the Bay Area.

Kearny Street Workshop’s Interdisciplinary Writers Lab 2018

Thursday, August 30th | 6:30-9pm | Asian Art Museum (North Court)

Interdisciplinary Writers Lab (IWL) is a three-month, multigenerational master class for local writers of color presented by Kearny Street Workshop. The evening will celebrate IWL with a reading by program participants and mentors. Free with museum admission.


For more information visit, or call the Asian Art Museum at (415) 581-3500.

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