City Beneath the City @ Stanford Archaeology Center

City Beneath the City opens on January 11, 2013, at the Stanford Archaeology Center.

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 artist Rene Yung’s sensitive design, City Beneath the City explores the historical tensions that underlie today’s Silicon Valley.

The exhibition was originally organized by the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art in conjunction with the ZER01 art and technology biennial thematic, Seeking Silicon Valley. This new installation at the Stanford Archaeology Center brings the artwork out of the gallery and into the public learning and research spaces of the university.

Dates: Jan. 11, 2013—April 30, 2013
Hours: Mon.—Thurs. 8:30pm—5:30pm, Fri. 8:30am—5pm
Weekend and evening tours available by request.

Group tours: Meredith Reifschneider, Docent Coordinator,

Where: Stanford Archaeology Center, Bldg. 500, 488 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305