Crossings: 10 Views of America's Concentration Camps (exhibition)


RG Media Type exhibitions
Title Crossings: 10 Views of America’s Concentration Camps
Creators Japanese American National Museum
Interest Level Grades 6-8; Grades 9-12; Adult
Theme Expression through art; Desire to escape
Genre Art; History
Availability No availability
Free Web Version No
Has Teaching Aids? No
Geography United States
Chronology 1940s to present
Facility Multiple

2009 exhibition at the Japanese American National Museum featuring the work of ten artists, juxtaposing work created by Issei and Nisei artists in the concentration camps and works by contemporary artists that draw on that experience. The "crossings" in the title refers to the "crossing point between generations" that the exhibition strives to provide. Featured artists included Sesshu Foster, Masumi Hayashi, Hisako Hibi, Toyo Miyatake, Tadashi Nakamura, Benji Okubo, Mine Okubo, Shizu Saldamando, Renee Tajima-Peña, and Sadayuki Uno. Crossings opened on April 2, 2009.

Authored by Brian Niiya, Densho