Join us for Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander(AANHPI) Heritage Month at the Field Museum! Throughout May, hear from Field staff, collaborators, and guest speakers about the contributions of Asian American scientists, artists, and educators—past and present. The month will culminate in the exciting opening of a new exhibit Chicago's Legacy Hula on May 26, 2023. Learn about those who have made history and are creating it today in a variety of career paths in museums and the sciences.
Featured Programs and Events
Joins us May 10 for a virtual lecture with the developers of Chicago's Legacy Hula.
Chicago's Legacy Hula Opening Ceremony
In collaboration with Aloha Center of Chicago, join us on May 27 for live performances in Stanley Field Hall to celebrate the opening of Chicago’s Legacy Hula exhibition. This event will highlight four Hula masters’ dance styles, as well as music and artistic components.
Armour III Seminar Series
The A. Watson Armour III Seminar Series is a weekly seminar highlighting the research of science professionals across a broad spectrum of scientific interests, disciplines, and lived experiences.
If unable to join in person, please register on each event page to view online.
May 3 | Zhe-Xi Luo, PhD | Bill Stanley Classroom | 12pm
May 24 | Rachunliu "Chun" Kamei | Ward Hall | 12pm
Join us for presentations from community members in the Grainger Science Hub to learn about science by and about Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders.
May 05 | Richard Ree and Samantha Kish-Levine |11am–1pm
May 26 | Lani Alabanza-Chan and Trinity Medellin | 11am–1am
Storytime with Chicago Public Library
Join us in the Crown Family PlayLab for storytelling at the Field Museum with Chicago Public Library. This event is ideal for children aged 0 to 5 and their caregivers or school groups, but all ages are welcome. Also available online.
May 16 | 10:30am
May 30 | 10:30am
Recommended reading at home
Here are some recommended reads from our friends at the Chicago Public Library:
- Kapaemahu by Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu
- ‘Ohana Mean Family by Ilima Loomis
- Punky Aloha by Shar Tuiasoa
- Fall Down Seven Times, Stand up Eight: Patsy Takemoto Mink and the Fight for Title IX by Jen Bryant
- Ho’onani: Hula Warrior by Heather Gale
- Hot Pot Night by Vincent Chen
- Ten Little Dumplings by Larissa Fan
- This is not my Home by Eugenia Yoh
- Amah Faraway by Margaret Chiu Greanias
- Holding on by Sophia N. Lee
- Sari-Sari Summers by Lynnor Bontigao
- When Lola Visits by Michelle Sterling
- Ojichan’s Gift by Chieri Uegaki
Interested in sponsoring Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, or one of the Field Museum's other Heritage Months? Please contact Kelsey Overberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to all the Field Museum staff who helped organize Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander programming.