Collection: SHARED LINES

I’m so excited to announce that Shared Lines, the AAPI Experience on Route 66 will be on exhibit at the Chinese American Museum of Chicago in 2024 from April 12th to September 28th of 2024. 

Route 66 originated in Chicago at the foot of Lake Michigan and stretches to the shores of the Pacific Oceans in Los Angeles. It touches 8 states, wraps around rock formations made from layers of sandstone, shale, and limestones. It climbs to 7,000 feet above sea level to snow caped mountains. It twists, turns and winds its ways through bone dry deserts. It’s made of miles of open roads illuminated only by the stars; it connects neon signs in small towns to the lights in big cities.

Route 66 is a microcosm of American, it's often referred to as “The Mother Road” or “Main Street USA”. Many Asians and Pacific islanders have called this stretch of road home. The size of the towns they settle in may vary but the goal is always the same. They shared the desire for a better life and to find the American Dream.

The goal of the exhibition is to share underrepresented stories and rewrite the narrative of Route 66 that include the A.A.P.I contribution. 

My work on Route 66 was sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.