VAAAM Director
Alexandra Chang, Curator of Special Projects & Director of Global Arts Programs, A/P/A Institute at NYU
VAAAM Technology Coordinator
Alexei Taylor
VAAAM Digital Technology Director
David Millman, Assistant Dean for Digital Library Technology Services, NYU
VAAAM Art + Education Director
Dipti Desai, Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Art + Education Programs, Steinhardt, NYU

Chicago-MidWest
Lead Curator

Laura Kina

Curators
Jasmine Alinder
Lennex Cowan
Jamison Ellis
Yvonne Fang
Azize Harvey
Karen Patterson
John Tain

Data Research Contributors
“Mapping Asia Americas Art” taught by Ana Paulina Lee with graduate student Will Geary, Columbia University with class members:
Joshue Chavez
Jessica Doyle
Luisina Gentile
Fan Fan
Emi Sawada
Shannon Wolling

Research Contributors
“Spotlight on Asian American Art” DePaul University Spring 2020 class taught by Laura Kina including class members:
Melissa Aguinaldo
Mackenzie Farel
Tuyết Anh Lê
Melina Medina
Lily Nelson
Gertrude Palillo
Sabrina Salvador

VAAAM would like to acknowledge advice and research of late curator Jay Jenson and artswriter James Yood for their collaboration with the virtual museum with the Chicago-Midwest team. We are saddened by the loss of two truly thoughtful and generous collaborators and friends.

Advisory Committee
Jasmine Alinder, Associate Professor of History and coordinator of Public History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Anne Collins Goodyear, Co-Director of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Ilene Fort, Senior Curator and Gail and John Liebes Curator, American Art at LACMA
Mark Johnson, Professor of Art, San Francisco State University
Laura Kina, Vincent de Paul Professor of Art, Media, & Design at DePaul University
Adriel Luis, Curator for Digital and Emerging Media, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
Margo Machida, Professor Emeritus of Art and Asian and Asian American Studies at the University of Connecticut
Sojin Kim, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Tara McPherson, Associate Professor of Critical Studies at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts
Joann Moser, Senior Curator Emerita at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Karen Patterson, curator at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Béatrice Joyeux Prunel, PI, Artl@s/BasART, Associate Professor for Contemporary Art at the École Normale Supérieure, Paris
Noriko Sanefuji, Museum Specialist at the National Museum of American History
John Tain, Head of Research, Art Asia Archive, Hong Kong
Michael Takada, CEO, Japanese American Service Committee
Ryan Yokota, Legacy Center Manager, Japanese American Service Committee