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Self-Interned, 1942

Noguchi Museum, New York


Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center

February 2017, marks the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, the notorious wartime directive that authorized the internment of Japanese citizens and American citizens of Japanese heritage living in the Western United States. This exhibition explores Noguchi’s extraordinary decision—despite being exempt from internment—to enter the Poston War Relocation Center, in the Arizona desert, hoping to contribute something positive to this forcibly displaced community. ‘Self-Interned, 1942’ brings together about two dozen works from the Museum’s collection, dating from before, during, and after Noguchi’s time at Poston, along with a substantial selection of archival documents. Find out more about the ‘Self-Interned, 1942’ exhibition from the Noguchi Museum website.

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