SAN JOSÉ MUSEUM OF ART TO RECEIVE $40,000 GRANT FROM THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS

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Art Works grant will support major solo exhibition of Dinh Q. Lê

SAN JOSÉ, California (May 9, 2018) — The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded the San José Museum of Art an Art Works grant of $40,000 for the Museum's upcoming exhibition, "Dinh Q. Lê: True Journey is Return." 

NEA Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. The Art Works category is the NEA’s largest funding category and supports projects that focus on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and/or the strengthening of communities through the arts.

“The variety and quality of these projects speaks to the wealth of creativity and diversity in our country,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “Through the work of organizations such as the San José Museum of Art, NEA funding invests in local communities, helping people celebrate the arts wherever they are.” 

Organized by SJMA, "Dinh Q. Lê: True Journey Is Return" is the largest solo exhibition in the United States in more than a decade of the work of internationally-renowned artist Dinh Q. Lê. Highlighting the artist’s ongoing experimentations in narrative and storytelling, the exhibition features four major video and photography installations, along with a selection of rarely seen floral photo-weavings. entwines unknown or rarely heard narratives of war and migration from people in North Vietnam, people of the Vietnamese diaspora, and refugees who, like Lê himself, have recently returned to Vietnam. The exhibition, the fourth in SJMA’s ongoing series “New Stories from the Edge of Asia,” will be on view September 14, 2018–Sunday, April 7, 2019. The exhibition will tour and is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue.

For more information on other projects included in the NEA grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.

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Programs at the San José Museum of Art are made possible by generous operating support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Yvonne and Mike Nevens, a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San José, and the Richard A. Karp Charitable Foundation.