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Witness to Wartime introduces an artist whose work opens a window to historical events, issues, and ideas far greater than the individual.
Takuichi Fujii was fifty years old when war broke out between the United States and Japan. In a climate of increasing fear and racist propaganda, he became one of 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry on the West Self Portrait, 1935
Coast forced to leave their homes and live in geographically isolated incarceration camps.
Fujii began an illustrated diary that spans the years from his forced removal in May 1942 through his internment in southern Idaho, which ended in October 1945. In nearly 250 ink drawings ranging from public to intimate views, the diary depicts detailed images of the camps, and the inmates’ daily routines and pastimes. He also produced over 130 watercolors that reiterate and expand upon the diary as well as several oil paintings and sculptures.
Witness to Wartime: Takuichi Fujii is curated by Barbara Johns, PhD, and the traveling exhibition is organized by Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions, Pasadena, California.
Relive your favorite memories of the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning drama Downton Abbey at the MAC this spring with Dressing the Abbey. Featuring 38 costumes worn by the stars of the acclaimed series about British aristocrats and theirservants set on a fictional country estate, the exhibition presents a fashion history of the period surrounding World War I, a period that changed the social fabric of Great Britain. A fine selection from the series’ wardrobe, including accessories and photography, reflects on the changing times through fashion from 1912 to the mid-1920s.Reserve your tickets now!
The exhibition is developed and distributed by Exhibits Development Group in cooperation with Cosprop Ltd., London, England. The exhibition is not endorsed by, sponsored by, associated with, or otherwise affiliated with the television series Downton Abbeyä, NBC Universal International, Carnival Film and Television Limited or their representatives.
Support provided by
Susan and Paul Kennedy.
Please note: Exhibitions previously announced for summer 2020: American Impressionism: Treasures from The Daywood Collection; Savages and Princesses: The Persistence of Native American Stereotypes; Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge, Shared Science; and Awakenings: Traditional Canoes and Calling the Salmon Home are being rescheduled for the 2021-2022 exhibition calendar.
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