By Marie Ramos, Fall 2012 intern
On September 28, 2012, the annual Smithsonian Teachers’ Night took place at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, that is home to the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum. Over 3,700 educators registered this year with many more eagerly waiting in line to get their hands on free classroom-ready resources. Both the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum were open for all to explore, allowing us to direct people over to APAC and NPG’s exhibition Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter.
It was exciting to see so many of our educators fired up about the Smithsonian. We distributed all of APAC’s education and program materials (brochures, pens, and flyers) before the end of the night. Even with all of our stuff gone, teachers continued to approach our table to sign up for our e-Newsletter. It is clear that people are interested and they want to know more about Asian Pacific American history, art, and culture.
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