Complementing the exhibition No Monument: In the Wake of the Japanese American Incarceration, the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) brings its pop-up display of the Allen Hendershott Eaton Collection to The Noguchi Museum for one weekend.
This collection of art and craft objects created by Japanese Americans while incarcerated in American concentration camps during World War II was transferred to JANM in 2015. The display includes physical and digital representations of every item in the collection that in their own way reveal a history of the Japanese American experience. Contested Histories is intended to “crowd source” as much information about each object so that JANM’s efforts to preserve and catalog the collection can be as complete as possible. Camp survivors and their family members and friends will be encouraged to share with JANM information they know or remember about the objects, including who is depicted in the many photographs, most of which were shot by photographers working for the War Relocation Authority. Presentations about the collection will be offered throughout the day.
The guest curators of No Monument, Genji Amino and Christina Hiromi Hobbs, will also lead tours of that exhibition on April 8–10. Tours will take place at 12, 2:30, and 4 pm on Friday and Sunday; and at 3, 4, and 5 pm on Saturday.