Day of Remembrance at The Noguchi Museum



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Kimi Maeda’s “Bend.” Photo by Kirk Murphy

Day of Remembrance

Sunday, February 19 from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

The Noguchi Museum – 32-37 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City

Admission: Free

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which paved the way for 120,000 Japanese Americans – many of them American citizens – to be incarcerated in internment camps, The Noguchi Museum will offer free admission all day. The exhibition Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center is on view. It explores Isamu Noguchi’s experiences at the camp in Poston, Arizona, with works from the Museum’s collection and archival documents.

At 3:00 p.m. artist Kimi Maeda will present her solo performance Bend, which tells the true story of two men who were in camp during World War II: Maeda’s father, Robert, an Asian Art historian who suffered from dementia at the end of his life, and the subject of his research, Isamu Noguchi. Weaving together live feed projections of sand drawings with archival footage from the 1940s, Maeda’s performance poses important questions about how the Japanese American internment camps will be remembered.

For more information, please visit The Noguchi Museum’s website.