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Vietnamese American artists explore ideas of beauty and identity

Vietnamese American artists explore ideas of beauty and identity

Thinh Nguyen remembers coming to America from the tiny Vietnamese village of Bao An in the early 1990s, when he was 11, and not fitting in. Back then, he was the only Asian student in his school and didn't speak any English. His feeling of separateness was almost indescribable. That he didn't look...


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