Canefields and Deserts: Japanese American Internment (exhibition)

RG Media Type exhibitions
Title Canefields and Deserts: Japanese American Internment
Creators Japanese American National Museum
Interest Level Grades 6-8; Grades 9-12; Adult
Theme Evils of racism; Injustice
Genre History
Availability No availability
Free Web Version No
Has Teaching Aids? No
Geography Hawai'i; California
Chronology 1940s
Facility Manzanar [7]; Honouliuli [66]; Sand Island [42]

Early traveling exhibition assembled by the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) and displayed in venues in Honolulu and Denver, Colorado, in 1992. As part of the 50th anniversary commemoration of Executive Order 9066, JANM put together Canefields and Deserts, which opened at the Ala Moana Center in Honolulu on July 10, 1992. Curated by Pam Funai, the exhibition included photographs of Hawai'i internment camps Sand Island and Honouliuli, letter and sketches by artist George Hoshida, and a large scale model of Manzanar made by Robert Hasuike. After its brief ten-day run in Honolulu, the exhibition traveled to Denver in August 1992.

Authored by Brian Niiya, Densho

For More Information

"'Canefields and Deserts' on Display at Ala Moana Center." Hawaii Herald, July 17, 1992, A-4.