Hmong Museum partners on the Hmong Tattoo Exhibition Opens June 10, 2017 at Northern Spark

NORTHERN SPARK AWARDS $6,000 GRANT TO ARTISTS, TOU SAIKO LEE Tou Saiko Lee is amongst the few local artists who were chosen through a competitive grant to create an immersive exhibition, Hmong Tattoo Exhibit, that opens on June 10, 2017 during the Northern Spark, an all-night arts event put on by Northern Lights.mn. His artist … Continue reading Hmong Museum partners on the Hmong Tattoo Exhibition Opens June 10, 2017 at Northern Spark

Hmong Museum Begins Fundraising for Hmong Storytelling Project Through Give To The Max Day

In an effort to preserve traditional Hmong storytelling, the Hmong Museum will begin fundraising for a new production, “Hmong Chronicles,” on Give to the Max Day Nov. 12. Funds raised will match a $20,000 award from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation through its Knight Arts Challenge. "At Knight we believe in the … Continue reading Hmong Museum Begins Fundraising for Hmong Storytelling Project Through Give To The Max Day

Hmong Museum to Host “Hmong Chronicles,” a Storytelling Series

Can oral storytelling can be relevant and be considered for public education and interpretation? In 2016 and 2017 the Hmong Museum will seek an answer with their year-long storytelling series, Hmong Chronicles. The Museum will partner up with local Twin Cities Hmong artists--young and old, writers and oral storytellers--on a series of four events to … Continue reading Hmong Museum to Host “Hmong Chronicles,” a Storytelling Series

Hmong Museum – one of 61 Finalists for Knight Arts Challenge!

We are happy to announce that Hmong Museum was one of the 61 winners of the Knight Arts Challenge. Our art idea is to host series of Hmong oral storytelling through collaboration between knowledgeable Hmong elders and Hmong-American writers. See the story here! For more info email hmongmuseum@gmail.com.   http://www.knightfoundation.org/blogs/knightblog/2015/7/20/61-ideas-named-finalists-knight-arts-challenge-st-paul/

Hmong Vietnam War Vets Fight for Military Burials

Hmong Vietnam War Vets Fight for Full Military Burials By Emil Guillermo11/11/2014 In the 1960s and 70s, the CIA recruited Vang Pao to organize a Hmong fighting force to join America’s “secret war” against the North Vietnamese in Laos. When the war ended, 35,000 Hmong soldiers died, according to Rep. Jim Costa, (D-Fresno). The survivors … Continue reading Hmong Vietnam War Vets Fight for Military Burials

Starting a museum. How we did it.

With all the resources out there, one would think that starting an organization would be so straight forward.There are no nitty-gritty-getting-hands-dirty Buzzfeed styled step-by-step instructions. It really is trial by error experience. I’m no expert, nor do I have all the answers, but here is how I did it. Connect with people. Friends and family. These may … Continue reading Starting a museum. How we did it.