August 19, 2023 | 2:00pm - 3:00 pm
The Wende Museum

Reclaiming South Vietnam’s Artistic Legacy with Thuy N.D. Tran

Venture beyond conventional narratives of the Vietnam War to uncover a vibrant “golden age” of Vietnamese artistic modernism. Amidst the familiar backdrop of socio-political unrest, art historian Thuy N.D. Tran will guide us through the flourishing art scene of South Vietnam, marked by hope, creativity, and a passionate drive for postcolonial nation-building. This talk will explore a richly textured chapter of Vietnam’s cultural legacy.

Thuy N.D. Tran is an independent curator and art historian, specializing in modern and contemporary art with a focus on Asia and its diaspora. Her extensive work as an educator, curator, community activist, and contributing scholar has been dedicated to shifting marginalized narratives to the forefront of art history. Honored with multiple fellowships, Tran’s work centers on empowering the AAPI community through art exhibitions and programming.

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