Carved wood sculpture, a low pyramid with three holes and rounded corners
Unidentified artist, wood sculpture, c. 1942–45, from the Japanese American National Museum’s Contested Histories exhibition. 4 ¼ x 10 x 5 ⅞ in. Allen Hendershott Eaton Collection, Japanese American National Museum, #2015.100.60
Talk, Free

Center of Attention: Sculpture from Contested Histories

Friday, May 6, 2022
3:30 pm–4:30 pm

Join an extended conversation about this wood sculpture by an unidentified Japanese American artist, featured in the exhibition No Monument: In the Wake of the Japanese American Incarceration. Advance registration for the conversation is not required.

Contested Histories: Art and Artifacts from the Allen Hendershott Eaton Collection is a collection of art and craft objects created by Japanese Americans while incarcerated in American concentration camps during World War II. The collection was transferred to JANM in 2015 for preservation. A small selection of sculptures and nameplates is on view as part of the exhibition No Monument.

This program is free as part of Free First Friday. Tickets for May 6 will be available starting on April 22, at 12 pm ET.

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