Moving Day

March 23 – August 11, 2017
Daily from sunset to midnight

In conjunction with the exhibition Instructions to All Persons: Reflections on Executive Order 9066, JANM presents Moving Day, an outdoor public art installation. The work consists of a series of projections of the Civilian Exclusion Orders that were publicly posted during World War II to inform persons of Japanese ancestry of their impending forced removal and incarceration.

On the evening of March 23, Civilian Exclusion Order No. 1—issued to residents of Bainbridge Island, WA, on March 24, 1942—will be projected onto the façade of the museum’s Historic Building, the site of Los Angeles’s first Buddhist temple and a pickup point for Japanese Americans bound for concentration camps during World War II. Subsequent exclusion orders will be projected on the dates coinciding with their original issue dates. The installation will end on August 11, the date of Civilian Exclusion Order No. 108 for Tulare County, CA.


Moving Day Programs

During the run of Moving Day, JANM and several community partners will present a series of dialogues and events grappling with the legacy of the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans. Please check the exhibition’s Events page for details about each program.

    Thursday, March 23, 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
    Presented by JANM.

    Thursday, April 20, 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
    Presented by Visual Communications.

    Thursday, May 18, 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
    Presented by JANM.

    Thursday, June 15, 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
    Presented by Little Tokyo Historical Society.

    Thursday, July 20, 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
    Presented by Go For Broke National Education Center.


Moving Day is made possible through the support of Little Tokyo Service Center

Additional support for Moving Day programs provided by Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles




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