‘Art of Incarceration’ at MIS Historic Learning Center

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SAN FRANCISCO — “Artists’ Eyes: Art of Incarceration” will be on display from Nov. 11 to May 20 at the MIS Historic Learning Center, 640 Old Mason St. in the Presidio of San Francisco, and the NJAHS Peace Gallery, 1684 Post St. in Japantown.

An opening reception will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the gallery, which is open Monday through Friday and the first Saturday of the month from 12 to 5 p.m.. Hours at the MIS Historic Learning Center are Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Friday by appointment.

Featured artists: Ruth Asawa, Ellen Bepp, Shari Arai DeBoer, Reiko Fujii, Taneyuki Dan Harada, Hideo Kobashigawa, Mine Okubo, Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani, Roger Shimomura, Tina Takemoto.

The National Japanese American Historical Society is presenting “Artists’ Eyes: Art of Incarceration” in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which led to the registration, exclusion, forced removal, and mass incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans from the West Coast.

Curated by Betty Nobue Kano and Judy Shintani, two multigenerational art exhibits reveal a successive unearthing of evocative expressions through three generations. Works by Japanese American and other multicultural artists expose the profound and eventual reclamation of history and identity. Works and artist talks make connections to the current climate today.

For more information, call (415) 921-5007 or visit www.njahs.org.

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