Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation
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The City of Raleigh Museum is pleased to announce the opening of its first Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit in Oct. 2016 entitled, "Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation." The exhibit is the first national exhibit to celebrate the history and remarkable achievements of Indian Americans in the U.S. Beyond Bollywood was created in collaboration with the Smithsonian's Asian Pacific American Center with the goal of going beyond the stereotypes of Southeast Asian Indians by exploring their daily lives, to struggles in a new country and contributions to food, culture and politics. The Smithsonian Institution's Traveling Exhibition Service launched the traveling exhibit in May 2015 with the COR Museum being only the sixth institution to host the exhibit on its inaugural tour. "We were excited to open this exhibit in Raleigh" said Ernest Dollar, Director of the COR Museum, "It is a great opportunity to tell the story our rapidly growing Indian community through exploring Indian American's impact on American history." In addition, the museum is partnering local groups to present a series of public programs and events to highlight Wake County's connection to the exhibit. Beyond Bollywood will have an extended stay at the museum, from Oct. 29, 2016 to April 9, 2017. For more information, contact COR Museum Director Ernest Dollar.