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Grant Award from California Humanities

Grant Award from California Humanities

THE MUSEUM OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ART RECEIVES GRANT AWARD FROM CALIFORNIA HUMANITIES

California Humanities has announced the recent round of Humanities For All Quick Grant awards. The Museum of Northern California Art (monca) has been awarded $4379 for its project entitled “No Word for ‘Art’: Contemporary Hmong-American Art in Northern California. “

The Humanities For All Quick Grant is a competitive grant program of California Humanities that supports locally-initiated public humanities projects that respond to the needs and interests of Californians, encourage greater public participation in humanities programming, particularly by new and/or underserved audiences, and promotes understanding and empathy among all our state’s peoples in order to cultivate a thriving democracy.

This funding supports an art exhibition celebrating Hmong-American artists and identities.  There is no word for “art” in the Hmong language, so young Hmong-American artists can have difficulty explaining what they do to older generations.  This exhibition aims to close that gap between generations while illuminating the complexities of Hmong-American identity to the larger community.  The exhibition runs from July 29th through September 26th.

“These projects will bring the complexity and diversity of California to light in new ways that will engage Californians from every part of our state, and, will help us all understand each other better,” said Julie Fry, President & CEO of California Humanities. “We congratulate the grantees whose projects will promote understanding and provide insight into a wide range of topics, issues, and experiences.”

A complete list of all Humanities For All Quick Grants can be found on the calhum.org website here.

California Humanities, a nonprofit partner of the National Endowment of the Humanities, promotes the humanities – focused on ideas, conversation and learning – as relevant, meaningful ways to understand the human condition and connect us to each other in order to help strengthen California. California Humanities has provided grants and programs across the state since 1975. To learn more visit calhum.org, or follow California Humanities on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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