Darryl Mori

Darryl Mori es un escritor residente en Los Angeles, especializado en artes y en el sector de organizaciones no lucrativas. Ha escrito extensamente para la Universidad de California en Los Angeles y para el Museo Nacional Japonés Americano.

Última actualización noviembre de 2011 

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Tierras Fronterizas Transpacíficas: Tras bastidores con el artista Shinpei Takeda

“Algunos creen que mi obra parece que está diciendo algo, como un megáfono”, dice Shinpei Takeda. “Y otros creen que está tratando de atrapar algo, como una red. Completamente diferente. Pero me gusta que pueda ser ambas cosas”.

Para Takeda, resolver perspectivas dispares no es nada nuevo. Es un artista visual y cineasta que trabaja con una gran diversidad de medios como película, fotografía, sonido, actuación, pintura, fibra y caligrafía. Valora la variedad.

Pero Takeda ofrece además un punto de vista peculiar acerca de la amplitud de las diferentes culturas del mundo. Nacido en ...

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Una entrevista a G.W. Kimura, Ph.D., nuevo Presidente y Director Ejecutivo (CEO) del Museo Nacional Japonés Americano

“Aunque desde muy lejos, yo siempre me he sentido cerca del museo”, dice  el Dr. G.W. (Greg) Kimura, nuevo Presidente y Director Ejecutivo del Museo Nacional Japonés Americano.”

“He sido miembro y afiliado del museo por años. Mi familia insiste en venir aquí cada vez que estamos en la zona, lo que ha sido por lo menos una vez al año. Una visita al museo es especial. Es como una peregrinación. Yo me siento reconfortado de ver la historia de la comunidad contada en tan hermoso lugar. Yo siempre he estado conmovido, realmente movido emocionalmente ...

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Finding Asian American Family Histories: Genealogist Marisa Louie Lee

“I will never forget seeing my great-grandfather’s photograph in his immigration case file,” Marisa Louie Lee recalls. “The moment I opened the folder and saw the spitting image of my grandfather in front of me, I knew it was him. I cried in the research room!”

For Lee, a researcher and genealogist, exploring family histories has a lot of personal meaning.

“I have always been my family’s de facto ‘family historian,’ starting with the family newsletter I wrote and edited in elementary school,” she says. “As a sophomore in college, I paid a visit to the National Archives ...

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Mike Saijo: Remaking the Rules Through Art

Mike Saijo vividly recalls the day art changed his life.

“After college I went on a road trip as a ‘carnie,’ a carnival worker, to Northern California, Oregon, and Washington,” Saijo says. “After being on the road for eight months, I stopped off at Weed, California, in a campground, and had an emotional breakdown.”

“I had reached a fork in the road where I felt I had to make a decision, either remain a carnie or dedicate my life to becoming a dedicated working artist,” he explains. “Five beautiful horses way in the distance from the ranch next door came ...

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From Beets to the Battlefield: How WWII Farm Laborers Helped the War Effort

Museum volunteer and docent James Tanaka thought something was missing from an exhibition and it bothered him.

The Japanese American National Museum’s long-running exhibition, Common Ground: The Heart of Community, seen by more than one million visitors, chronicles the history of Americans of Japanese ancestry from the 1800s to the present. In one of its text panels, the exhibition mentioned that some Japanese Americans who had been unjustly incarcerated in concentration camps during World War II were temporarily released. The reason for the release was that laborers were urgently needed in other parts of the country to help with ...

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