Gibbes: For Which It Stands – Landscapes of the Japanese-American Experience

Saturday, May 22, 2021
11:00 am
Virtual Town Hall

What defines the American experience? What makes a community? Amid a difficult year with the rise in hate crimes, The Gibbes Museum of Art strives to uplift Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) stories with a virtual town hall-style Zoom entitled For Which It Stands: Landscapes of the Japanese-American Experience.

This virtual town hall will acknowledge the accomplishments and contributions of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities coinciding with AAPI Heritage Month in May. Click here for more information about the virtual event as a way to celebrate, support and learn about AAPI Heritage Month. The program is free but advance registration is required.

For Which it Stands: Landscapes of the Japanese American Experience

Local artists and community stakeholders will amplify their voices and concerns while sharing their cultural pride through questions of identity and community. The event focuses on the work of artist and adjunct professor at Miami University, Emily Hanako Momohara that centers around issues of identity, immigration, and social justice. Whether camping on Angel Island in San Francisco, the former immigration gateway from the East, in a quest to better understand her great-grandfather’s experience, or photographing former sites of incarceration of Japanese Americans and Japanese immigrants during World War II, Momohara’s work probes family narrative and the transmission of cultural traditions allowing guests to critically reflect on the diverse experience of immigrants to America.

Price: Free but requires advanced registration. Click here to register.

-Submitted by The Gibbes Museum

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