• JANUARY 23 - MAY 16
  • Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, Spokane
  • January 23, 2021 to
    May 16, 2021
  • Category: Art & Museum Exhibits

Event Details

  • January 23, 2021 to
    May 16, 2021
  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • $7-$12
  • Must purchase ticket online in advance
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Event Description

Self portrait, 1935.

Takuichi Fujii was one of 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast forced to leave their homes and live in geographically isolated incarceration camps during World War II. His illustrated diary spans the years from his forced removal through his internment in southern Idaho. In nearly 250 ink drawings ranging from public to intimate views, the diary depicts detailed images of the camps, and the inmates’ daily routines and pastimes. The exhibition features 130 watercolors that reiterate and expand upon the diary as well as several oil paintings and sculptures. His work is both beautiful and haunting and challenges us to consider issues of racism and immigration that still confront us.

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