Art Exhibitions open at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido Center Museum!
These winter exhibitions will open at the Center Museum on January 12, 2019 and run until March 10, 2019.
Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams
An intimate look through the lens of celebrated photographer, Ansel Adams, at daily life in Manzanar, one of ten Japanese-American incarceration camps in the U.S. during World War II. His work in Manzanar is a departure from his signature style of landscape photography, providing a glimpse into the lives of the thousands of Japanese-Americans that were interned during one of the darkest moments in U.S. history.
Wendy Maruyama: Executive Order 9066
Wendy Maruyama’s work analyzes the internment camps with a contemporary eye. As a Japanese-American artist, she explores family history and identity through her sculptural work. Executive Order 9066 involves a series of wall-mounted cabinets referencing themes from the internment camps. Also featured are sculptures from Maruyama’s The Tag Project, consisting of nearly 120,000 replicas of the paper identification tags that internees were forced to wear.
Objects and information from the Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego will also be on view.
Admission to the Museum is $8.00 for Adults, Seniors and Students $5.00, Center members, Military and children under 12 are free. Museum Hours: Thursday-Saturday 10 AM-5 PM, Sunday 1 PM-5 PM, closed Monday-Wednesday
For more info, go to artcenter.org
Special Events & Programs
•Japanese American Internment: A Local Perspective
Sunday, January 27, 2019 | 2PM | $5 Members $10 Non-members
Join local historian, Linda A. Canada, for a lecture about the history of Japanese Americans and their transition from local industry in San Diego to living in internment camps during World War II.
•Gallery Talk with Wendy Maruyama & Photography Lecture by Ruth Wallen
Sunday, February 10, 2019 | 2PM | $5 Members $10 Non-members
Join exhibiting artist, Wendy Maruyama, as she discusses the artwork in her exhibition, Executive Order 9066, followed by a lecture on the photography of Japanese internment camps by UCSD professor, Ruth Wallen.
•Talk and Demo with Kishi Bashi
Sunday, March 3, 2019 | 2PM | $5 Members $10 Non-members
Join musician, Kishi Bashi, as he discusses his work Omoiyari and personal quest to create music in locations relevant to Japanese incarceration.
January 12 (Saturday) – March 10 (Sunday)
California Center for the Arts Escondido
340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA