Identity and the American Landscape: The Photography of Wing Young Huie

This exhibition toured to more than ten cities in China from 2010–2013 and was sponsored by the U.S. Embassy-Beijing.


Minnesota photographer Wing Young Huie uses photography to document the American immigrant experience and to encourage viewers to ask questions about home, community, and identity. Recognizing the importance of these questions in our increasingly global world, Arts Midwest toured Wing’s Identity and the American Landscape, an exhibition of 60 images, to cities across China.

The goals of this 60-image exhibition were to present the changing cultural landscape of Minnesota and the United States, and the possibilities and positive everyday realities of American diversity.

Tour Locations


  • SZ Art Gallery, Beijing


  • Daming Palace, Xi’an, Shaanxi
  • Dalian Modern Museum, Dalian, Liaoning
  • Shopping mall, Wuhan, Hubei
  • Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Guangzhou, Guangdong
  • Hangzhou Public Library, Hangzhou, Zhejiang
  • Pudong Library, Shanghai


  • Heilongjiang Provincial Museum, Harbin, Heilongjiang
  • University of Electronic Science & Technology China, Chengdu, Sichuan
  • Sichuan Vocational Callege of Cultural Industry, Chengdu, Sichuan
  • Chengdu Library, Chengdu, Sichuan
  • Guizhou Provincial Library, Guiyang, Guizhou
  • Chongqing Municipal Library, Chongquing
  • Jiangxi Provincial Museum, Nanchang, Jiangxi


  • American Culture Center at University of Shanghai for Science & Technology, Shanghai

Partnerships and support

Identity and the American Landscape: The Photography of Wing Young Huie was an initiative of Arts Midwest with support from the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities and the United States Embassy-Beijing.