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Deccan Herald: @Smithsonian & @APA_Center Exhibit to Showcase Culture of #Indian Americans Beyond #Bollywood

posted by Randall
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The Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC announced it is planning an exhibition for late this year showcasing the rich contributions of Indian Americans to the United States, reported the  Deccan Herald. “Beyond Bollywood, Indian Americans Shape the Nation” is expected to attract 7 million visitors over a two year period and will go on national tour in 2015. It will be the largest project by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center in its 15 year history. “The Indian American story has yet to be fully told,” said Konrad Ng, director of the APA Center. “This exhibition is about celebrating a community that embodies the American  spirit.” “There is still some public perception that we as Indian Americans are foreigners or outsiders in the US,” said Masum Momaya, curator of the exhibition. “But history shows the opposite is true. We’ve been here since the earliest days of the  nation and had our hands in building it to what it is today-politically,  professionally and culturally.”

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