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Broken News

October 12, 2021 - October 29, 2021

Broken News

Through October 29

Union Station Historic Waiting Room

As part of public programming to recognize the 150th Anniversary of the Chinese Massacre of 1871 in downtown Los Angeles, the Chinese American Museum, Chinese Historical Society of Southern California and Metro Art are co-presenting an exhibition titled Broken News in Union Station through October 29.

A project by Adit Dhanushkodi, Broken News portrays the deeply troubling vein of anti-Chinese sentiment in the popular press – as relevant today as it was in 1871. The exhibition incorporates four original primary source newspaper headlines. For the purposes of the exhibition, Dhanuskodi also created two designed newspaper front pages to summarize the complete story, creating the composite from original primary sources.

Cultural organizer Rosten Woo and historian Eugene Moy served as advisors on this exhibit, which is presented in conjunction with the 1871 Steering Committee of the LA Mayor’s Office Civic Memory Working Group.


El Pueblo Commission Vice President David Louie, Chinese American Museum Executive Director Michael Truong and Board President Gay Yuen, Broken News artist Adit Dhanushkodi, 1871 Steering Committee Programming Co-Chair Rosten Woo, Chinese Historical Society of Southern California Board Member Eugene Moy and Board President Susan Dickson. Photo courtesy of the Chinese American Museum.






October 12, 2021
October 29, 2021
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Union Station Waiting Room
800 N. Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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