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Past Exhibition

Drawing the Line

Japanese American Art, Design and Activism in Post-War Los Angeles

About this Exhibition

A survey of the dynamic and diverse Japanese American contributions to the visual landscape of L.A. in the period following World War II. Works of art and historic documents—together with texts, images, and video clips from extensive oral histories—will illustrate the delicate line that exists between form and function.

Featured Artists:

GIDRA • Matsumi Kanemitsu • Nobuko Miyamoto • Robert A. Nakamura • Linda Nishio • Ben Sakoguchi • Larry Shinoda • Qris Yamashita • Bruce Yonemoto • Norman Yonemoto

Drawing the Line is part of Pacific Standard Time. This unprecedented collaboration, initiated by the Getty, brings together more than sixty cultural institutions from across Southern California for six months beginning October 2011 to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene.

About this Exhibition

October 15, 2011 - February 19, 2012

Japanese American National Museum

About this Exhibition

A survey of the dynamic and diverse Japanese American contributions to the visual landscape of L.A. in the period following World War II. Works of art and historic documents—together with texts, images, and video clips from extensive oral histories—will illustrate the delicate line that exists between form and function.

Featured Artists:

GIDRA • Matsumi Kanemitsu • Nobuko Miyamoto • Robert A. Nakamura • Linda Nishio • Ben Sakoguchi • Larry Shinoda • Qris Yamashita • Bruce Yonemoto • Norman Yonemoto

Drawing the Line is part of Pacific Standard Time. This unprecedented collaboration, initiated by the Getty, brings together more than sixty cultural institutions from across Southern California for six months beginning October 2011 to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene.

Support for Drawing the Line is provided by the Getty Foundation with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts, California Community Foundation, The Aratani CARE grant, Asian American Studies Center, UCLA, and Ben Kitagawa.

About this Exhibition

October 15, 2011 - February 19, 2012

Japanese American National Museum

About this Exhibition

A survey of the dynamic and diverse Japanese American contributions to the visual landscape of L.A. in the period following World War II. Works of art and historic documents—together with texts, images, and video clips from extensive oral histories—will illustrate the delicate line that exists between form and function.

Featured Artists:

GIDRA • Matsumi Kanemitsu • Nobuko Miyamoto • Robert A. Nakamura • Linda Nishio • Ben Sakoguchi • Larry Shinoda • Qris Yamashita • Bruce Yonemoto • Norman Yonemoto

Drawing the Line is part of Pacific Standard Time. This unprecedented collaboration, initiated by the Getty, brings together more than sixty cultural institutions from across Southern California for six months beginning October 2011 to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene.

Support for Drawing the Line is provided by the Getty Foundation with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts, California Community Foundation, The Aratani CARE grant, Asian American Studies Center, UCLA, and Ben Kitagawa.

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