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Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids by Kip Fulbeck
March 20 - October 17, 2010

In a follow-up to the kip fulbeck: part asian, 100% hapa exhibition, artist and author Kip Fulbeck returns with his newest collection of works based on the book Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids.

This family-friendly exhibition for the young and the young at heart offers a playful yet powerful perspective on the complex nature of contemporary American identity, and, more importantly, is an opportunity to celebrate just being yourself.

Textured Lives: Japanese Immigrant Clothing from the Plantations of Hawai`i
February 28 - August 22, 2010

The experiences of early Issei in Hawai`i are revealed and illuminated through exquisite examples of kimono adapted for life and labor on Hawai`i’s plantations. The exhibition will interweave these priceless textiles from the National Museum’s Permanent Collection with rare oral histories and moving images, photographs, and expert video commentary by scholar Barbara Kawakami.

ON THE ROAD at The National Archives - Fighting For Democracy: Who is the "We" in "We, the People"?
January 29 - February 28, 2010

TRAVELING EXHIBITION

National Archives Experience
Washington, DC

 

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.

Giant Robot Biennale 2: 15 Years
October 24, 2009 - January 24, 2010

Curated by Giant Robot co-founder and co-editor Eric Nakamura, this expanded follow-up to the 2007 exhibition Giant Robot Biennale: 50 Issues will highlight artists associated with the magazine over the past 15 years.

David Choe • James Jean • Souther Salazar • Theo Ellsworth • kozyndan • Stella Lai • Jack Long • Albert Reyes • Jeff Soto • Rob Sato • Deth P. Sun

Glorious Excess (Dies): Paintings by Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda
August 30 - October 4, 2009

Following his highly-successful 2008 show, Glorious Excess (Born), Mike Shinoda returns to the National Museum to unveil his latest collection of paintings and digital works. Larger, broader, and more sensational than before, Glorious Excess (Dies) is the next chapter in his series exploring society’s obsession with celebrity culture, consumer addiction, and fascination with excess.

ON THE ROAD at Tuskegee - Fighting For Democracy: Who is the "We" in "We, the People"?
July 25, 2009 - January 10, 2010

TRAVELING EXHIBITION

Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
Tuskegee, Alabama

 

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.

Kokeshi: From Folk Art to Art Toy
July 11 - October 4, 2009

Take a fresh look at the traditional and iconic Japanese kokeshi folk toy by exploring its origins and history, as well as what contemporary artists are producing in homage to this humble object. A special display of custom painted kokeshi is also featured—and available for sale at the Museum Store—by over 100 well-known international contemporary artists.

Learn more about kokeshi and check out the selection of kokeshi-related items at the Museum Store Online.


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ON THE ROAD at North Carolina - kip fulbeck: part asian, 100% hapa
July 1 - October 31, 2009

TRAVELING EXHIBITION

This exhibition is on display at:
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
FedEx Global Education Center
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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.

<i>Untitled</i>, Mine Okubo

Crossings: 10 Views of America's Concentration Camps
April 2 - June 21, 2009

See the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II through the eyes of ten unique artists from the past and the present. Featuring several never before displayed works from the Museum’s collections, Crossings places art created during the war alongside contemporary work to demonstrate how artists can provide insight into a dark episode in American history and expose its lasting impact on a community generations later. The exhibition serves as a literal crossing point between generations, an intersection where memory, history, and community are formed and transformed.

Gokurosama: Contemporary Photographs of the Nisei in Hawai'i
February 14 - May 24, 2009

Gokurōsama: Contemporary Photographs of the Nisei in Hawai‘i is an exhibition of 35 black & white portraits by Honolulu photographer Brian Y. Sato. The term gokurōsama, which is used to express appreciation of someone’s hard work and sacrifice, embodies the spirit and cultural heritage of these second-generation (Nisei) Japanese Americans in Hawai‘i. Starting in 2002, Sato photographed more than 70 Nisei from O‘ahu and the other neighboring islands, determined to capture their images on an individual, and very personal level.

 

 

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