Hands-On at Noguchi: Imagine Change: Redesign
Noguchi voluntarily chose to enter the Poston War Relocation Center in the Arizona desert in the spring of 1942. As a Japanese-American artist, he was interested in contributing something positive to the community of internees. He set out to physically redesign the camp, and to create arts programing, but received no support from camp officials.
Participants in this program will examine a mix of archival materials and sculptures featured in the exhibition Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center and create their own drawings imagining a change that is important to them.
Previous experience is not necessary. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Ages 18 and older. $10 members, $20 non-members. Program fee includes full admission to the Museum.
Image: Isamu Noguchi, Park and Recreation Areas at Poston, AZ (detail), 1942. Blueprint. Photo: Kevin Noble.