2018 / Glendale Downtown Central Library presents exhibit on wartime Japanese incarceration, May 29 – July 8

Glendale Downtown Central Library
222 E Harvard Street, Glendale, CA 91205

ReflectSpace Gallery
Accused of No Crime
Japanese Incarceration in America
May 29 – July 8, 2018

Opening Reception
Friday, June 1, 6:30 pm

ReflectSpace Gallery at Downtown Central Library presents Accused of No Crime: Japanese Incarceration in America.

An exhibition which examines a massive civil rights violation committed in our own backyard by our own government: the “crimeless” imprisonment by the US government of 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry during WWII.

The artists in Accused of No Crime reflect on the historical context of the incarceration and consider its impact today. The exhibit weaves a deeply personal narrative of this dark history through art, archive, installation, and documentary film to highlight the stories of interned families and showcase artists who are descendants.

With support from the California State Library’s Civil Liberties Public Education Program

Artists: Masumi Hayashi, Mona Higuchi, Paul Kitagaki, Kevin Miyazaki.
Archival images: Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange and Clem Albers

ReflectSpace-commissioned documentary by filmmaker Avo Kambourian about the Glendale-based Yamada family who were incarcerated at Poston, Arizona.

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