Family Day: Shape of Time

This Family Day, celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI) with art making and performances at Mia! Get inspired by our new special exhibition, “The Shape of Time: Korean Art after 1989,” on view through June 23. This exhibition features the work of twenty-five artists of Korean descent, born between 1960 and 1986. See their works—in many mediums, including photography, painting, ceramics, and video—a response to the rapid and dramatic changes in their country.

Watch a performance of musical favorites, play an interactive theater game, and catch a sneak preview of Theater Mu’s Blended 和 (Harmony): The Kim Loo Sisters. Make a family appreciation card for someone you love with artist Genie Hien Tran and sculpt pots and animals in clay with artist Margaret Vergara. Plus, discover art from around the world on a gallery hunt of Mia’s vast collection.

About Theater Mu

Theater Mu produces great performances born of arts, equity, and justice from the heart of the Asian American experience. Mu (pronounced MOO) provides an unparalleled resource for Asian American artists, introduces Asian American stories and issues to audiences of all backgrounds, and gives Asian Americans of all ages and ethnicities a place to connect and belong. Find out more about Theater Mu on their website, including their 2023-2024 season.

About Genie Hien Tran

Photo credit @ Drew Arrieta for Public Functionary In Other Miles Artist Talk

Genie Hien Tran (Vietnam, b. 1996) is a collage and textile artist based in Minneapolis, MN. She was born in Ho Chi Minh City and grew up there before migrating to the U.S. at 16. Her work is informed by diasporic memory and the exploration of immigrant identity. Working with paper and textiles, Tran layers images and materials from personal collections, cultural and historical archives with images and materials of their present time and location—together capturing the beauty and nuances of migrant belonging.

Tran received her MFA in Visual Arts at Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2022 and BFA in Illustration at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2018.

About Margaret Vergara

Margaret Vergara is a queer Asian American artist and designer based in Minneapolis. They are currently a Public Functionary Studios Resident at Studio 306 in the Northrup King Building. They are also a resident with Mudluk Pottery as an emerging ceramics artist. They work primarily as a painter creating abstracted landscapes that reflect their experiences with mental health, family, and disability. Their art explores the relationship, interaction, and coexistence of conflicting emotions, such as pain and joy or gratitude and rage. Beyond painting, Margaret also dabbles in book arts, digital design, collages, crochet, ceramics, and printmaking.

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