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Artists’ Eyes: Art of Incarceration (Presidio)

November 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - May 20, 2018 @ 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. (listing is for the MIS Historic Learning Center location in the Presidio).
It’s open WEEKENDS only from 12-5, by appt W-F

Title photos: Artwork L to R: Hideo Kobashigawa, Ellen Bepp, Roger Shimomura, Shari Arai DeBoer.
Photo at left: Asawa’s looped wire sculpture on exhibit at this location.


November 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
May 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm


MIS Historic Learning Center
640 Old Mason Street, Crissy Field, Presidio of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94129 United States
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