This event is FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION, LIMITED SPOT, RSVP RECOMMEND. Admission can be paid at the reception desk upfront.

Join the HMAA's Artist in Residence Irene Hsiao for a conversation and workshop developed from the process behind her project, IF THE SKY COULD DREAM. Attendees will explore the museum and the dragons exhibition through the lens of movement, improvisation, and imagination.

IF THE SKY COULD DREAM focuses on the Chinese dragon as a powerful being that fosters harmony. This creature is emblematic of China as well as a mythological being for many Asian and Western cultures and thus evokes a sense of mysticism, and intrigue in many communities. Representing the Chinese Dragon as a water deity, the installation series will feature images and projections of the weather and local bodies of water in Chicago.

If The Sky Could Dream is supported, in part, by a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

About Irene Hsiao

Irene Hsiao creates performances in conversation with visual art in museums, galleries, and public spaces, a practice that includes site-specific interaction with visual artworks and experimental engagement with artists, institutions, and the public.


The Heritage Museum of Asian Art's Entrance is on West 35th Street. Take the elevator to the third floor and turn right to the Museum Reception Desk. Accessible and standard toilets are located on the same floor. Free parking space is available next to the museum via West 35th Street.


Heritage Museum of Asian Art

3500 South Morgan Street 3rd Floor Chicago, IL 60609 United States

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March 18, 2024

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