Asian In America - Art Exhibit Dinner & Happy Hour
Ming River Sichuan Baijiu is proud to sponsor the Asian in America exhibit at the Museum of Chinese in America on April 19th and 20th. Enjoy Ming River cocktails at the exhibit’s two VR dining experiences (ticketed) as well as the happy hour that is open to the public on the 20th.
4/19: Dinner 7-10 PM
4/20: Happy Hour 4:30 – 7PM & Dinner 7-10PM
About Asian in America
Asian in America is an award-nominated symbolic exhibition and dining experience that explores the complex narrative of the Asian American identity through food & drink, virtual reality, spoken word and poetry.
Asian in America began as a 3 course meal with video and written explanations published online in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which quickly developed into a set of short personal essays published in Hyphen Magazine. The virtual reality and poetry components integrated organically into the theme and together, the 6-course & 3-cocktail dining experience officially debuted at NYC’s Museum of Food & Drink in August 2018.
Today, half of the courses in Asian in America are presented with poetry, while the other half has been recreated in VR through Tilt Brush and is accompanied with spoken word. The ingredients, cooking techniques and alternating presentations of art take guests on a multi-sensory journey through the trials and triumphs of the Asian American identity, addressing topics from cultural hierarchies in the food system, the lack of the individualism granted to minorities, and the internalization of the “white savior” complex.