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Past Exhibition

Ansel Adams at Manzanar

Programs are free for museum members and included with admission for visitors, unless otherwise noted.

To see a complete listing of JANM’s upcoming programs, check out our Events Calendar.

November 11, 2006 - February 18, 2007

Japanese American National Museum

Ansel Adams at Manzanar, organized by the Honolulu Academy of Arts, includes over 50 vintage prints from the collections of the Library of Congress, the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona, the Honolulu Academy of Arts, and the Japanese American National Museum. From 1943 to 1944, Ansel Adams made a number of trips to Manzanar concentration camp, located in California’s Inyo County to the east of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. His photographs capture the stark lives of thousands of Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II and remain among the most powerful photographic records of the camp experience as seen through the lens of an American master. Adams's photographs were exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and published in the 1945 book Born Free and Equal. The exhibition is guest curated by Dr. Anne Hammond, photo historian and author of Ansel Adams: Divine Performance, who lives and teaches in Oxford, England.

Past Events

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Film Screenings Film Screenings

February 18, 2007

Film Screening: "Farewell to Manzanar"
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Lectures & Discussions Workshops & Classes

January 27, 2007

"Lost & Found: Reclaiming the Japanese American Incarceration" by Karen L. Ishizuka
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Performances

December 17, 2006

A "Jive Bomber's Christmas" Returns!
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Performances

December 16, 2006

A "Jive Bomber's Christmas" Returns!
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Performances

December 10, 2006

A "Jive Bomber's Christmas" Returns!
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Performances

December 09, 2006

A "Jive Bomber's Christmas" Returns!
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Performances

December 08, 2006

A "Jive Bomber's Christmas" Returns!
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Partner Event Performances

December 03, 2006

Cornerstone Theater Company's Adaptation of "Farewell to Manzanar"
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Partner Event Performances

December 01, 2006

Cornerstone Theater Company's Adaptation of "Farewell to Manzanar"
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Partner Event Performances

November 30, 2006

Cornerstone Theater Company's Adaptation of "Farewell to Manzanar"
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Partner Event Performances

November 17, 2006

Cornerstone Theater Company's Adaptation of "Farewell to Manzanar"
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Partner Event Performances

November 16, 2006

Cornerstone Theater Company's Adaptation of "Farewell to Manzanar"
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Members Only Special Events

November 12, 2006

Members Dessert Reception for opening of Ansel Adams at Manzanar
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Lectures & Discussions Lectures & Discussions

November 12, 2006

A Conversation with Dr. Anne Hammond: "Why Ansel Adams Went to Manzanar"
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Lectures & Discussions Film Screenings

November 11, 2006

"Pilgrimage": A Film by Tad Nakamura
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Lectures & Discussions Film Screenings

November 11, 2006

"Pilgrimage": A Film by Tad Nakamura

November 11, 2006 - February 18, 2007

Japanese American National Museum

Ansel Adams at Manzanar, organized by the Honolulu Academy of Arts, includes over 50 vintage prints from the collections of the Library of Congress, the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona, the Honolulu Academy of Arts, and the Japanese American National Museum. From 1943 to 1944, Ansel Adams made a number of trips to Manzanar concentration camp, located in California’s Inyo County to the east of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. His photographs capture the stark lives of thousands of Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II and remain among the most powerful photographic records of the camp experience as seen through the lens of an American master. Adams's photographs were exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and published in the 1945 book Born Free and Equal. The exhibition is guest curated by Dr. Anne Hammond, photo historian and author of Ansel Adams: Divine Performance, who lives and teaches in Oxford, England.

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