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    "body": "<html><body><br/>\n<div id=\"databox-Exhibitions\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>Name:Whispered Silences: Japanese Americans and WWII;\nFirstDate:1995-12-15;\nFinalDate:;\nLocation:SITES Introductory Gallery at the Ripley Center, Washington, DC;\nOrganization:Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES); \nCurator:;\nProducer:;\nKeyStaff:;\nWebsite:;\n</p>\n</div>\n<div class=\"rgonly\">\n<!--\"rgdatabox-CoreDisplay\" removed-->\n<div id=\"rgdatabox-Core\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>RGMediaType:exhibitions;\nTitle:Whispered Silences: Japanese American Detention Camps, Fifty Years Later;\nCreators:Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services;\nInterestLevel:Grades 6-8; Grades 9-12; Adult;\nReadingLevel:;\nGuidedReadingLevel:;\nLexile:;\nTheme:Displacement; Power of the past;\nGenre:Art; History;\nPoV:;\nRelatedEvents:;\nAvailability:Available;\nFreeWebVersion:<a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"http://www.joanmyers.com/Whis.htm\" rel=\"nofollow\">http://www.joanmyers.com/Whis.htm</a>;\nPrimarySecondary:;\nHasTeachingAids:No;\nWarnings:;\nDenshoTopic:;\nGeography:United States;\nChronology:1942-1946, 1980s;\nFacility:Multiple;\n</p>\n</div>\n</div>\n<p>Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) exhibition that featured photographs of former Japanese American concentration camp sites shot during the 1980s by artist Joan Myers. Debuting in 1995, the exhibition traveled around the country for the next four years. It was accompanied by a book published by the University of Washington Press titled <i>Whispered Silences: Japanese Americans and World War II</i>, which includes her photographs along with Gary Okihiro's historical/autobiographical overview of Japanese American history.\n</p><p>The origin of the project stemmed from Myers stumbling across the <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/Manzanar\" title=\"Manzanar\">Manzanar</a> site while on a family vacation in 1981. Intrigued by the site and what remained there from the time of the incarceration, she returned a year later with her 4 x 5 camera and arranged to visit the other <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/War_Relocation_Authority\" title=\"War Relocation Authority\">War Relocation Authority</a> camp sites over the next few years. As the granddaughter of Henry Wallace, the vice president under <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/Franklin_D._Roosevelt\" title=\"Franklin D. Roosevelt\">Franklin D. Roosevelt</a> at the time of World War II, she felt a familial connection to the story.\n</p><p>The exhibition consisted or forty-four of Myer's black and white prints of the camp sites and of objects found at the sites taken between 1982 and 1985, with exhibition text—often including first person accounts by incarcerated Japanese Americans—by Okihiro. <i>Whispered Silences</i> premiered in December 1995 at the SITES Introductory Gallery at the Ripley Center on the mall in Washington, D.C. before beginning its travels. Hosting institutions included the <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/Japanese_American_National_Museum\" title=\"Japanese American National Museum\">Japanese American National Museum</a> (May 3 to September 14, 1997), the San Diego Museum of Photographic Art, and California State University, Sacramento.\n</p>\n<div id=\"authorByline\"><b>Authored by <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/Brian_Niiya\" title=\"Brian Niiya\">Brian Niiya</a>, Densho</b></div>\n<div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">Niiya, Brian</div>\n<h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"For_More_Information\">For More Information</span></h2>\n<p>Okihiro, Gary. <i>Whispered Silences: Japanese Americans and World War II</i>. Photographs by Joan Myers. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1996. \n</p><p><i>Whispered Silences</i> at Joan Myers website. <a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"http://www.joanmyers.com/Whis.htm\" rel=\"nofollow\">http://www.joanmyers.com/Whis.htm</a>.\n</p>\n<!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCPU time usage: 0.064 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.066 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 213/1000000\nPreprocessor generated node count: 1433/1000000\nPost‐expand include size: 4421/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 1099/2097152 bytes\nHighest expansion depth: 3/40\nExpensive parser function count: 0/100\nExtLoops count: 0/100\n-->\n<!-- Saved in parser cache with key mediawiki:pcache:idhash:2388-0!*!0!*!*!*!* and timestamp 20180116204806 and revision id 25658\n -->\n<div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div></body></html>",
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