The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps, 1942-1946

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Renwick Gallery
1661 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. (at 17th Street)
Washington, D.C. 20004, District of Columbia
United States


The Art of Gaman showcases arts and crafts made by Japanese Americans in U.S. internment camps during World War II.

The exhibition features more than 120 objects, most of which are on loan from former internees or their families. The display at the Renwick Gallery includes several objects that have not been seen publicly, including works by Ruth Asawa, Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani, Isamu Noguchi, Henry Sugimoto, and master woodworkers Gentaro and Shinzaburo Nishiura. It presents historical context through archival photographs, artifacts, and documentary films. The exhibition is organized by San Francisco-based author and guest curator Delphine Hirasuna, and is based on her 2005 book The Art of Gaman, published by Ten Speed Press.

The exhibition is presented under the honorary patronage of The Honorable Norman Y. Mineta. Mr. Mineta, a former Congressman, Secretary of Transportation, and Regent of the Smithsonian, was interned as a child at Heart Mountain in Wyoming.

Special exhibition galleries, 1st floor, Renwick Gallery
March 5, 2010 – January 30, 2011
Credit
The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps, 1942-1946 is presented at the Renwick Gallery, with the cooperation of the Japanese American Citizens League, San Francisco Chapter. The James Renwick Alliance, Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, Nion McEvoy, and Cary Frieze provided support for the exhibition.

Location
1661 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. (at 17th Street)
Washington, D.C. 20006
Museum Information (recorded): (202) 633-7970
Smithsonian Information: (202) 633-1000
TTY: (202) 633-5285
http://americanart.si.edu/visit/images/saam_map.pdf

 

intrepidmouse . Última actualización Jul 09 2010 12:14 p.m.


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