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On View: Beyond Expectations

  • Pao Arts Center 99 Albany Street Boston, MA, 02111 United States (map)
Cultured Interactions: Continuum: Concatenation 02,  Guhapriya Ranganathan, 2017

Cultured Interactions: Continuum: Concatenation 02, Guhapriya Ranganathan, 2017

Organized by Dan Jay and Mary Y. Lee, Beyond Expectations showcases works of art from community members regardless of professional training, and tells the stories of how they have worked beyond the expectations of their family or society to fulfill their personal passion for art. The exhibition features works that investigate Asian American and Asian immigrant cultures and engages with the Boston Asian American communities. A variety of artistic media are represented.


Matthew Chan

Zoila Coc-Chang

Dan Jay

Mary Y. Lee

Guhapriya Ranganathan

Yu-Wen Wu

About the Curators:

Co-curators Mary Y Lee and Dan Jay fulfilled family expectations by attaining success in academic medicine as the children of Asian immigrants. However, both have artistic souls and pursued art within the limits of their academic paths. Mary waited until stepping down from her Associate Provost and Dean positions at Tufts before committing consistent time as an artist. Dan, who is currently Dean of the Sackler School for Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts, had parallel careers in art and science with science dominating his life up until the last five years.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

Contact: Cynthia Woo | 617-863-9080

Earlier Event: January 1
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