JAN

24

THURSDAY

CLOSING RECEPTION: THI BUI’S THE BEST WE COULD DO

Thursday, January 24, 2019

6:30pm

Cartoon Art Museum

Come join us for the closing reception of Thi Bui’s exhibition for her debut graphic novel, The Best We Could Do, which explores the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family.





About the
EMERGING ARTIST SHOWCASE: THI BUI, THE BEST WE COULD DO


August 30, 2018 through February 12, 2019


The Cartoon Art Museum’s ongoing Emerging Artist Showcase features a selection of Thi Bui’s original artwork from Bui’s groundbreaking graphic novel The Best We Could Do, published by Abrams ComicArts.


The Best We Could Do, the debut graphic novel memoir by Bui, is an intimate look at one family’s journey from their war-torn home in Vietnam to their new lives in America. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves.