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Center exhibits to focus on Japanese internment photos

The Center Museum has announced two winter exhibitions: Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams and Wendy Maruyama: Executive Order 9066 opening on January 12, 2019.

Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams

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. His work in Manzanar is a departure from his signature style of landscape photography, providing a glimpse into the lives of the thousands of Japanese-Americans that were interned during one of the darkest moments in U.S. history. 

Wendy Maruyama: Executive Order 9066

Wendy Maruyama’s work analyzes the internment camps with a contemporary eye. As a Japanese-American artist, she explores family history and identity through her sculptural work. Executive Order 9066 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.

Admission to the Museum is $8 for Adults, Seniors and Students $5.00, Center members, Military and children under 12 are free. Museum Hours: Thursday—Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m., closed Monday—Wednesday.

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