As a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum, the International Museum of Art & Science joins with the Smithsonian’s Asian Pacific American Center to share lesser-known stories during American Pacific Islander Heritage Month (May). We recognize this moment in history as an opportunity to stand with and uplift marginalized voices through a unified call for racial equality, justice, inclusion, and kindness.

We hope that you find comfort and encouragement in this shared effort and join us in celebration, self-education, commemoration, and reflection as we usher in a time of real systemic change and stand in unity against hate, racism, and discrimination.

IMAS will continue to offer educational resources and learning opportunities to increase our social awareness and empathy to foster respect for all people and thereby enhance the overall quality of life for all members of our community. We commit to having open eyes and ears as we practice empathy within our organization and hold each other accountable to these principles. We commit to taking our ideals of inclusivity and fairness beyond the museum walls as we live and exist in our community as individuals.

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center

Visit to access a calendar of events and free resources created to support community education and self-care not just this month, but throughout the year. #AAPIHeritageMonth #AAPIHM

Care Package

Poems, meditations, films, and other cultural nutrients for time like this. Curated with love by the Smithsonian APA Center

Lead the Charge

A #BecauseOfHerStory short video designed for social, shares the story of suffragist Mabel Ping-Hua Lee

“We are not a Stereotype”

This video serves as an introduction to the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center’s new educational webinar series, “We are not a stereotype,” launched in the summer of 2020.

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