“‘Chow’ will celebrate the birth and evolution of Chinese American cuisine, tracing its incredible 170-year history and sparking conversation around immigration, cultural identity, and what it means to be American,” according to the project page.
The exhibit opens early next month, but the Brooklyn museum (which operates as an educational nonprofit) is looking for $80,000 on Kickstarter to make it happen — because displays like a fortune cookie machine cranking out unlimited treats for visitors (if you don’t like your first fortune, grab another!) and tastings of 1900-era dishes don’t come cheap. Plus, supporters get sweet perks like early access to the exhibit.
The fundraiser is almost at $60,000 with about two days to go, and anyone who kicks in at least $10 gets a digital cookbook of historical recipes.