Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World
March 8 - September 14, 2014
A photographic exhibition by Kip Fulbeck, exploring the artistry and master craftsmanship of traditional Japanese tattooing.
Curated by Takahiro Kitamura, the exhibition features the work of seven internationally acclaimed Japanese tattooers Chris Horishiki Brand, Horitaka, Horitomo, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken as shown in life-sized photographs by Fulbeck.
Go For Broke: Japanese American Soldiers Fighting on Two Fronts
November 12, 2013 - March 2, 2014
Go For Broke: Japanese American Soldiers Fighting on Two Fronts chronicles the history of Japanese American Nisei soldiers from the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and Military Intelligence Service who served during World War II to prove their loyalty to the nation that had disowned them.
Marvels & Monsters: Unmasking Asian Images in U.S. Comics, 1942-1986
October 12, 2013 - February 9, 2014
Through a selection of images from comic books representing four turbulent decades, Marvels & Monsters illustrates how evolving racial and cultural archetypes defined America’s perceptions of Asians. This exhibition draws from noted science fiction author and cultural studies scholar William F. Wu’s comic book collection—the largest archive of comic books featuring Asians and Asian Americans—that was donated to the NYU Fales Library & Special Collections through the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.
I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story
September 14 - October 27, 2013
Asian Pacific Americans have a rich, deep-rooted history in the United States, spanning from the first immigrants in the 1800s to the multi-ethnic communities found today. Through a Smithsonian traveling display of 30 banners of poignant text, photographs, and art, I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story takes a sweeping look at how Asian Pacific Americans have shaped and been shaped by the course of our nation’s history.
Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter
May 11 - September 22, 2013
Portraiture Now displays the diversity of contemporary Asian American identity through the groundbreaking work of seven visual artists—CYJO, Zhang Chun Hong, Hye Yeon Nam, Shizu Saldamando, Roger Shimomura, Satomi Shirai, and Tam Tran.
Nearly seven decades after the beginning of World War II, the Congressional Gold Medal—the nation’s highest civilian award—was bestowed collectively on the U.S. Army’s 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and the Military Intelligence Service for their extraordinary accomplishments in the war. The men in these units, comprised almost entirely of persons of Japanese ancestry, fought with bravery and valor against America’s enemies on the battlefields in Europe and Asia, even while many of their parents and other family members were held in internment camps.
Visible & Invisible: A Hapa Japanese American History
April 7 - August 25, 2013
The 2010 U.S. Census revealed that the number of people who consider themselves as multiracial is increasing such that, by the next census count, a majority of the Japanese American community will become multiracial. Explore the diverse and complex history of the mixed-race and mixed-roots Japanese American experience.
Patriots & Peacemakers: Arab Americans in Service to Our Country
February 16 - April 14, 2013
Arab Americans have been an integral part of the United States of America since its inception, contributing to our society in a myriad of ways, in particular in regard to public service. Patriots & Peacemakers: Arab Americans in Service to Our Country tells true stories of heroism and self-sacrifice that affirm the important role Arab Americans have played in our country throughout its history.
Supernatural: The Art of Audrey Kawasaki, Edwin Ushiro, and Timothy Teruo Watters
February 9 - March 17, 2013
Traditions are an integral part of every community. Some of these come from superstitions that our ancestors carried with them.
Supernatural features the work of Audrey Kawasaki, Edwin Ushiro, and Timothy Teruo Watters—artists who have explored some of these otherworldly concepts, illustrating how traditional ideas have evolved and been adapted over time.
Levine Museum of the New South
Charlotte, North Carolina
About the Exhibition
Through the diverse perspectives of seven ordinary citizens whose lives and communities were forever changed by World War II, this exhibition asks visitors to think critically about freedom, history, and, ultimately, the ongoing struggle to live democratically in a diverse America.