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Art Behind Barbed Wire

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Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center
121 NW 2nd Avenue

July 12 - October 19, 2014


Art Behind Barbed Wire is a traveling exhibition from the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington's Northwest Nikkei Museum, featuring arts and crafts from the Pacific Northwest community created by Japanese Americans in World War II incarceration camps. Largely made from scrap and found materials, objects such as carved wooden bird pins, shell brooches, dolls, inlaid furniture, and paintings are a testament to the spirit, strength, and creativity of Japanese Americans who created beauty in the harshest of physical and human conditions. The voices and humanity of those unjustly deprived of their civil liberties are remembered through their art created behind barbed wire.

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'Art Behind Barbed Wire' Features Arts & Crafts From Japanese-American Internment Camps