Noguchi Talks | Matt Kirsch: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center

Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Matt Kirsch, the Museum’s Curator of Research, will lead a tour of Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center. Free with Museum admission; advance registration is not required.


Self-Interned, 1942 marks the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, the notorious wartime directive that authorized the incarceration of Japanese citizens and American citizens of Japanese heritage living on the west coast. The exhibition examines Isamu Noguchi’s extraordinary decision to voluntarily enter the Poston War Relocation Center in the Arizona desert, despite being exempt from internment as a resident of New York.


Photo: Nicholas Knight.