Singgalot: Ties That Bind
Filipinos in America: From Colonial Subjects to Citizens
One Hundred Years of Filipino Presence in America
On National Tour 2008 – 2011
This exhibition captures the challenges and issues that confronted Filipinos following the annexation of the Philippines as a U.S. territory in 1898. Singgalot explores the Filipino experience initially as colonial subjects and nationals, and further examines their struggles to acquire full citizenship status as immigrants in this country throughout the last century.
- S. Dillion Ripley Center
(May 18 – August 20, 2006)
- Remy’s on Temple Art Gallery
Los Angeles, CA
(August 2 – October 26, 2008)
- Reynolds Gallery, Jeannette Powell Art Center
University of the Pacific
(November 15, 2008 – January 25, 2009)
- Kansas City Public Library
Kansas City, MO
(February 14 – April 26, 2009)
- University of Washington Libraries
(May 16 – Oct 25, 2009)
- Filipino American Historical Society
(May 15 – July 25, 2010)
- San Francisco Public Library
San Francisco, CA
(August 14 – October 24, 2010)
MORE VENUES TO COME. Please check back regularly for updated tour schedule.
The exhibit highlights the unique contributions of Filipinos in the development of Hawai‘i and West Coast agribusiness industries, seafood and cannery industries in Alaska, in the U.S. military, public service, in literature and arts, sports, and, more recently, as doctors and nurses in America’s health care industry. Through a hundred photo murals and images, the social history and the development of the Filipino community in the United States are vividly portrayed.
Dean Alegado, associate professor and chair of the Ethnic Studies Department at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, curated this exhibition.
The exhibition was on display from May 18 to August 20, 2006 at the Smithsonian’s S. Dillion Ripley Center Concourse.
Singgalot is now available to travel through 2011. If you would like to host the exhibition in your area, please call the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) at 202.633.3160 and ask for Minnie or e-mail her at email@example.com . Click here for more information on hosting this exhibit.
This national tour was made possible through the generosity of Farmers Insurance Group.
For more information about the Filipino American Centennial Commemoration, visit www.filam.si.edu.