San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park & Rene Yung

Program Area(s)
Grantee NameSan Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
AddressFort Mason Center Building E
San Francisco CA, 94123
United States
Fiscal AgentIntersection for the Arts

Artist Rene Yung is continuing her ongoing exploration of untold stories of Chinese immigrants to the Bay Area with a project focusing on the shrimping industry that Chinese immigrants established in the 19th Century. With a team of artists, scholars, and Maritime Museum staff, Rene Yung will sail on a replica 19th century Chinese shrimp junk, to three sites of former fisheries, chronicling the journeys through visual images, audio, and text. The project will culminate with an installation at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s Visitor’s Center, an eight-minute video, a take-away foldout map, and a soundscape that will be accessible online. Rene Yung’s art practice has grown from mixed media installations to large-scale social projects that connect community, place, and history. The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s extensive archives and collections include five National Historic Landmark ships, a maritime museum, visitor center, Aquatic Park Historic District, and a maritime library.

Grant Amount$40000.00
Project Dates10/04/13 - 08/31/15
Serving United States/California/San Francisco/San Francisco

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