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#5, 1993-2001

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Gift of funds from anonymous donorsexpand_more  2010.55.5

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Artist commentary: The Hmong people who migrated to the north eventually crossed the ocean and ended up in Japan. During the Qin dynasty the Emperor sent 3000 people to Japan to search for the fountain of youth. On the ships many of the servants were Hmong. The people never found the fountain of youth. Fearing for their lives they sailed towards Japan. Today many Japanese visit Hmong villages with claims that their ancestors came from those areas. Some Japanese have claimed to be Hmong to the Hmong in China.

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#5
Artist Life
American (born Laos), 1972
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Artist
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2010.55.5
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see previous exhibition catalog for illustrations of all 50 paintings

© Cy Thao