“City Beneath the City,” a contemporary art exhibition exploring the intersections between art and archaeology, opens on January 11, 2013 at the Stanford Archaeology Center, Stanford University. The exhibition consists of artistic displays of artifacts from San Jose’s first Chinese community, the Market Street Chinatown, which was destroyed in an arson fire on May 4, 1887. Through Rene Yung’s sensitive design, “City Beneath the City” explores the historical tensions that underlie today’s Silicon Valley.
January 11, 2013 to June 30, 2013
Monday through Thursday 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Funding and support for this installation of City Beneath the City was generously provided by Stanford University, including the Stanford Ar-chaeology Center, the Department of Anthropology, the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education's curricular initiative, “Engaging the Arts,” the Program on Asian American Studies, the Center for Compar-ative Studies of Race and Ethnicity, the Program on Urban Studies, the Office of the Senior Associate Dean of the Social Sciences, and the Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts.