Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center

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Exhibition

Jan 201718 Jan 201821
10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

The Noguchi Museum
9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard)
Long Island City, New York, 11106
United States


February 19, 2017, marks the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, the notorious wartime directive that authorized the internment of Japanese citizens and American citizens of Japanese heritage living in the Western United States. This exhibition explores Noguchi’s extraordinary decision—despite being exempt from internment as a resident of New York—to enter the Poston War Relocation Center, in the Arizona desert, hoping to contribute something positive to this forcibly displaced community, to which he had never felt more connected. In Noguchi’s words, “Thus I willfully became part of humanity uprooted.”

See website for more information: http://www.noguchi.org/programs/exhibitions/self-interned-1942-noguchi-poston-war-relocation-center

 

APA_Institute . Last modified Dec 01 2017 8:34 a.m.


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