Bobby Lee Next to George Washington?: Asian American Artists at the Smithsonian in DC

'Shimomura Crossing the Delaware' is a knock-off of the iconic 19th century painting, 'Washington Crossing the Delaware."

'Shimomura Crossing the Delaware' is a knock-off of the iconic 19th century painting, 'Washington Crossing the Delaware." via The Voice of America

Loving this feature story on Asian American artists being featured  in the Smithsonian! Crazy!  I mean they have displayed portrait art of comedian Bobby Lee next to whatever old white guy’s marble-carved bust all in the same building!  That’s blowing my little Asian American mind.

This painting (featured above) shows what it would look like if it was all Asian Americans as Washington crossing the Delaware and winning the Revolutionary War to found the nation. Ha!

Too bad I’m not in DC.  Would definitely check this out.

(Source: “Asian-American Artists Explore Their Identity.” Voice of America. September 24, 2011)

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