ARTISTS’ EYES: ART OF INCARCERATION
November 11, 2017 at 12:00 pm - May 20, 2018 at 5:00 pm
In commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066, the National Japanese American Historical Society presents Artists’ Eyes, Art of Incarceration. During World War II, Executive Order 9066 led to the registration, exclusion, forced removal and mass incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans from the West Coast. Two multigenerational art exhibits reveal a successive unearthing of evocative expressions through three generations. Works by Japanese American and other multicultural artists expose the profound and eventual reclamation of history and identity. Works and artist talks make connections to the current climate today.
The exhibits, hosted at NJAHS’s two sites at the Presidio and Japantown, are curated by
Betty Nobue Kano and Judy Shintani.
Front images: Artwork L to R: Hideo Kobashigawa, Ellen Bepp, Roger Shimomura, Shari Arai DeBoer.
Location: MIS Historic Learning Center and NJAHS Peace Gallery
Where: MIS Historic Learning Center, Building 640
640 Old Mason Street
Crissy Field, Presidio of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94129
Exhibition Dates: 11-11-2017 to 5-20-2018
Open weekends, 12-5pm; W-F by appt. $10 Admission,
FREE to members, veterans, children 12 & under
Where: NJAHS Peace Gallery
1684 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
Exhibition Dates: 12-2-2017 to 4-22-2018
Open M-F, 12-5pm; 1st Sat of the month, 12-5pm