The May Project celebrates Asian Pacific American perspectives from Smithsonian staff, volunteers, interns, and friends. We are telling America's whole story. We represent our nation's diverse heritages.
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My name is Wendy Lim. Pioneer artists Charlie Chin, Wayne Wang, and others showed me how the arts can poignantly tell our stories. They inspired me to advance APA arts, like investing in an APA recording company. It folded but I still have the first record, Back to Back, featuring Chris Iijima and Charlie Chin. At the Smithsonian, I’ve actively participated in the APAHC to plan and present such notable artists as the hip-hop group Mountain Brothers, filmmaker Robert Nakamura, author Evelina Galang, comedian Phil Nee, percussionist Anthony Brown, jazz pianist Sumi Tanooka, and dancers Mahina and the Polynesians.