On February 18, admission is free in commemoration of Day of Remembrance and the 82nd anniversary of Executive Order 9066, authorized by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War II to evacuate and incarcerate Japanese citizens and American citizens of Japanese heritage living in the Western United States.
Tours will be offered at 2 pm in English and Japanese, with a focus on sculptures Victim and Walking Void #2. A selection of archival materials from Isamu Noguchi’s voluntary incarceration in the Poston War Relocation Center in Arizona will be on view in the Education studio.
At 3 pm, there will be an informal conversation with members of the New York Day of Remembrance Committee in the Education studio to reflect on lasting lessons for the community today.
The fourth printing of the letterpress book I Become a Nisei (The Noguchi Museum/The Brother In Elysium, 2020/2024), an essay that Isamu Noguchi wrote from the Poston, Arizona, concentration camp with related archival images, will be available in the Shop.
Advance reservations are recommended; walk-up tickets will be available based on museum capacity. If you are a member of the Japanese American community and would like to make a group reservation, please email email@example.com.