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AAAYA NorCal – Asian Art Exhibit Private Curator-Led Tour of Present Tense Biennial – Sa

The Northern California chapter of the Association of Asian American Yale Alumni (AAAYA NorCal) invites you to a private curator-led tour of “Present Tense Biennial: Chinese Character”, a biennial exhibition showcases vibrant and diverse perspectives on contemporary Chinese culture put together as a collaboration between the Kearny Street Workshop and the Chinese Culture Center. This innovative art installation showcases 31 artists' take on contemporary Chinese culture, using a wide array of media, and housed at the Chinese Culture Center and in storefronts in Chinatown that have long been unused.

Participation is limited to 15 guests, and the ticket fee covers the tour and light appetizers at a nearby Chinatown restaurant. Members should meet Saturday, August 22, at 10 am, at the Chinese Culture Center (inside the Hilton in Chinatown), located at 750 Kearny Street, 3rd floor, San Francisco.

Event Details:

Saturday, August 22, 10 am

Private Art Tour: Present Tense Biennial: Chinese Character at Chinese Culture Center (inside the Hilton in Chinatown), located at 750 Kearny Street, 3rd floor, San Francisco.

Tour & lunch: $10

Purchase tickets for this event by visiting Yale Club of San Francisco’s website (our partner for this event).

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Cindy Hwang (AAAYA NorCal Art Exhibit 2009 chair) at with AAAYA NorCal Art Exhibit 2009 in email subject line.


Interested in joining AAAYA? There is no membership fee, register now at, fill in the form, and select “Northern California.”


Interested in helping out on AAAYA NorCal committees? Please contact Wayne Lew (AAAYA NorCal Volunteers Chair) at and let Wayne know your interests, how you would like to become more involved and your contact info.


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The Association of Asian American Yale Alumni (AAAYA) is a volunteer-run, membership based organization that provides a vehicle for Yale University alumni to promote the civic participation, leadership and service of Asian Americans and Asians at Yale and in the broader society.

It pursues its mission by developing programs on campus and in communities in need through the following types of activities:

* Support diversity and equal opportunity at Yale University

* Strengthen student-alumni programs such as student externships and Life-after-Yale

* Strengthen the leadership role and contributions of Asian American students and alumni at Yale and in society

* Advocate for and support Asian American studies Colombian brides marriage at Yale

* Support student programs such as fellowships, internships, scholarships, prizes & volunteer opportunities

* Support the Yale Asian American Cultural Center and its programs and initiatives

* Support Asian American and other underserved communities through funded internships & other programs

* Help further Yale’s mission and place in the world

* Convene gatherings and conferences addressing issues of interest and concern to Alumni of Asian descent

* Strengthen ties with other Yale alumni groups, faculty and outstanding Asian American Yale alumni

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