Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Revisiting Roger Shimomura at Hallie Ford

Tuesdays admission at Hallie Ford Museum of Art is free. Today's a good day to consider how great it is, and to revisit an important show from 2015 of Roger Shimomura's work.

Classmates #1, Roger Shimomura
(via Hallie Ford Museum of Art)
Former First Lady Laura Bush in the Washington Post:
Our government should not be in the business of warehousing children in converted box stores or making plans to place them in tent cities in the desert outside of El Paso. These images are eerily reminiscent of the Japanese American internment camps of World War II, now considered to have been one of the most shameful episodes in U.S. history.
(Roger Shimomura)

(Roger Shimomura)
From the museum:
A number of Shimomura's early works address his childhood experiences at the internment camp of Minidoka during WWII...
More images at his Seattle gallery.

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