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In My Yesterday
May 13 @ 5:30 pm - July 23 @ 7:30 pm
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The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 proudly presents In My Yesterday by JJ Lee, created in partnership with the Museum. In 2021, JJ Lee generously donated over 50 documents, photographs and artifacts to the Museum’s Collection. Complemented by Lee’s own artwork and family belongings, this acquisition tells a remarkable story of her family’s multi-generational emigration from China, between 1916 and 1957.
In My Yesterday is a timely exhibition as 2023 marks the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act. This discriminatory act banned almost all Chinese immigration to Canada only allowing 15 Chinese immigrants to Canada over a 23-year period.
Opening Reception May 13 5:30-7:30 pm
Image credit: JJ Lee on behalf of James and Hoi Lee [A2021.48.18]