Chinese American Museum displays tasty show
If your visits to Chinatown normally revolve around eating, I get it. We're in the same boat.
- But I recently learned about a delectable exhibition at the Chinese American Museum of Chicago that pairs nicely with your next meal.
What's happening: The museum is featuring "Chinese Cuisine in America: Stories, Struggles and Successes."
- The show explores the historical context for the chop suey craze and explosion of Chinese restaurants in the early part of the 20th century.
- It features menus, pictures, advertisements and artifacts from early Chinese restaurants that illuminate the vast evolution in the cuisine over the century.
Full disclosure: The show caught my eye because one of my great grandfather's Chicago restaurants, Hoe Sai Gai, is prominently featured along with a picture of my three great-aunts.
The latest: In addition to the exhibition, this Saturday the museum presents a screening of the documentary "The Six," the untold stories of six Chinese survivors of the Titanic disaster.
- Sunday you can catch a talk with Bay Area visual artist Maggie Wong, who is presenting her first solo show at the museum, addressing themes of labor, maternity and revolution.
If you go: The museum is at 238 W. 23rd St., and the suggested donation for admission is $5-$8.
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