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ON THE ROAD at National Constitution Center - Fighting For Democracy: Who is the "We" in "We, the People"?
October 14, 2011 - January 16, 2012

TRAVELING EXHIBITION

National Constitution Center
Philadelphia, PA

 

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.

Year of the Labbit Custom Show
July 14 - September 11, 2011

In conjunction with the exhibition, Year of the Rabbit: Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo (July 9 through October 30, 2011), a gathering of artists (new and old friends of the Museum) have worked their creative magic on Frank Kozik’s Happy Labbit toy.

Year of the Rabbit: Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo
July 9 - October 30, 2011

For over 25 years, fans around the world have been enjoying Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo. This retrospective exhibition celebrates the work of Sakai and includes original drawings and paintings that bring to life the adventures of his samurai rabbit from 17th century feudal Japan.

ON THE ROAD at Portland - kip fulbeck: part asian, 100% hapa
June 10 - December 31, 2011

TRAVELING EXHIBITION

Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center
Portland, OR

oregonnikkei.org

kip fulbeck: part asian, 100% hapa is an exhibition of portraits by artist Kip Fulbeck, who traveled the country photographing more than 1,000 Hapa of all ages and walks of life. Originally a derogatory label derived from the Hawaiian word for half, the word Hapa has been embraced as a term of pride by many whose mixed-race heritage includes Asian or Pacific Rim ancestry.

The California Hotel: Hawai'i's Home Away from Home
May 28 - August 28, 2011

This traveling display tells the story of one Las Vegas casino’s special connection to the people of Hawai'i and the unique culture that evolved there through rare photographs, objects, and video.

Fighting for Democracy: Who is the "We" in "We, the People"?
May 28 - August 28, 2011

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.

Xploration Lab
March 12 - June 12, 2011

Part-classroom, part-exhibition prototype; participate and experiment with hands-on activities designed to engage audiences of all ages about the World War II Japanese American experience.

Zen Garage
December 30, 2010 - February 13, 2011

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT

Giant Robot and the Japanese American National Museum continues its Salon Pop series with Zen Garage, a concept display developed in collaboration with Eric Nakamura of Giant Robot.

The concept of Zen has been thwarted by popular culture in the form of awkward connotations and new “urban” meanings. Its basic meaning in our new world is essentially a “pure focus.” Likewise, a garage is no longer just a place where one parks their vehicle. Today’s garage can also function as a place of inspiration, development, and creation. With these words together, we bring you Zen Garage.

Zen Garage features three innovative creations illustrating various facets of contemporary aesthetics, lifestyles, and cultural backgrounds.

No Victory Ever Stays Won: The ACLU’s 90 Years of Protecting Liberty
November 21 - December 11, 2010

In 1920, America was reeling from a post-World War I fear that the Communist Revolution that had taken place in Russia would spread to the United States. As is often the case when fear outweighs rational debate, civil liberties paid the price.

American Tapestry: 25 Stories from the Collection
November 13, 2010 - April 17, 2011

A set of marbles found in the barren desert. The candid diary of a 19-year-old soldier. A haunting memento from the World Trade Center on 9/11.

The Japanese American National Museum has a treasure of ordinary, yet extraordinary stories in its unique and innovative collection.

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary year, the Museum is pleased to present AMERICAN TAPESTRY: 25 Stories from the Collection, a selection of artifacts, artwork, photographs, oral histories, and more. Some of the items have never before been seen by the public.

 

 

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