Urgent Museum Notice

NMWA xChange: Almost American Girl Robin Ha

Event Details

Event Date and Time

Tue, Jul 12, 2022
12 to 12:45 pm

Tickets and Reservations

Free. Registration required.



A vibrant blue book cover of “Almost American Girl” an illustrated memoir by Robin Ha. Below the book title is a graphic illustration of light-skinned teenager with short dark hair and glasses. The girl is carrying school books in her arms and looks over her shoulder at the viewer. Behind her is a classroom full of students sitting at their desks.
Join as hosts from the museum interview special guests, consider topics relevant to our world, and offer insight into collaborations.

Event Description

NMWA xChange

The National Museum of Women in the Arts’s (NMWA) monthly talk show connects viewers to the museum and its mission to champion women artists. On this episode, Deborah Gaston, NMWA director of education and interpretation, and Adrienne L. Gayoso, senior educator, are joined by Robin Ha, illustrator and author whose works have been featured in various publications including The Washington Post and Los Angeles Times, as well as in numerous anthologies highlighting Asian American culture. Ha will discuss her illustrated memoir Almost American Girl (2020) and its themes of immigration, belonging, and the impact of art; her comic cookbook in NMWA’s collection, Cook Korean!: A Comic Book With Recipes; and her upcoming projects.

About Robin Ha

Robin Ha (she/her) is a Korean American cartoonist based in Virginia. She is the author and illustrator of Almost American Girl (2020), a 2021 Walter Award honoree memoir, and Cook Korean!: A Comic Book With Recipes (2016), a New York Times bestselling graphic novel cookbook. Ha grew up in Seoul, South Korea, and moved to the United States at age 14. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, she moved to New York City and worked in the fashion industry for several years before diving into comics. Ha is currently working on her third graphic novel inspired by the Korean folklore of Gumiho.