Images of Internment

January 12-March 10, 2019 | California Center for the Arts, Escondido

The Center Museum presents two winter exhibitions: Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams and Wendy Maruyama: Executive Order 9066. The first presents an intimate look through the lens of celebrated photographer Ansel Adams at daily life in Manzanar, one of ten Japanese-American incarceration camps in the U.S. during World War II. Adams’ work in Manzanar is a departure from his signature style of landscape photography, providing a glimpse into one of the darkest moments in U.S. history. Wendy Maruyama: Executive Order 9066 analyzes the internment camps with a contemporary eye. As a Japanese-American artist, Maruyama explores family history and identity through her sculptural work. Her exhibition involves a series of wall-mounted cabinets referencing themes from the internment camps. Also featured are sculptures from Maruyama’s The Tag Project, consisting of nearly 120,000 replicas of the paper identification tags that internees were forced to wear. Objects and information from the Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego will also be on view. artcenter.org

Images of Internment

Potato Fields, Ansel Adams

 

Image courtesy of California Center for the Arts, Escondido