The Vilcek Foundation was established in 2000 by Jan and Marica Vilcek, New Yorkers who decades before had immigrated to the US from Czechoslovakia. The Foundation and its public gallery aim to heighten awareness of the enormous contributions of immigrants to US society.
The Vilcek Foundation will exhibit a premiere photography installation by Chinese-born artist O Zhang – “I Am Your Mirror.” Using original photographs of blank billboards she took during her voyages across the American landscape, Ms. Zhang will present to visitors a new world of her own creation.
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