Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - Sunday, January 7, 2018
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 10:00am - Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 6:00pm
February 19, 2017, marks the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, the notorious wartime directive that authorized the internment of Japanese citizens and American citizens of Japanese heritage living in the Western United States. This exhibition explores Noguchi’s extraordinary decision—despite being exempt from internment as a resident of New York—to enter the Poston War Relocation Center, in the Arizona desert, hoping to contribute something positive to this forcibly displaced community, to which he had never felt more connected.