In this hands-on workshop, learn about teacher and modernist artist Chiura Obata
, who, as a Japanese American, played an important role in creating a cross-cultural dialogue despite widespread prejudice against Asian Americans. During World War II, Obata and more than one hundred thousand West Coast Japanese Americans were forced into incarceration camps. After touring the exhibition Chiura Obata: American Modern,
participate in activities that examine how these experiences changed Obata’s art and connect to the struggles and dreams of America’s minority and immigrant communities today. Presented in partnership with the Asian Pacific American Center. Ages 12 - 16. Space is limited. Registration required.
This program is supported by the Starr Foundation Endowment.
Image credit: Chiura Obata, Dust Storm, Topaz
, 1943, watercolor on paper, 14 1/4 x 19 1/4 inches, Private Collection.