Artists on Artworks—Abang-guard

Date and Time

Friday, May 6, 2022

6–7 pm


The Met Fifth Avenue

Gallery 900

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Maureen Catbagan, artist
Louisa Lam, poet
Jevijoe Vitug, artist

Join the collaborative project known as Abang-guard for a performative talk on the works of Asian American artists in The Met collection that incorporates the featured artists’ experiences of living in New York, their stylistic connections to modern art, and how they negotiated their otherness within American history. Through movement and poetry, Abang-guard reflects on the dynamic legacy of Asian American artists both through their artistic practice and through their unique perspective as Museum guards at The Met.

Featured artists include Bumpei Usui, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Isamu Noguchi, and Martin Wong.

Free with Museum admission, though advance registration is required.

Face coverings are required for all visitors age 2 and older, even if you are vaccinated.

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Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art


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