Dorothea Lange
Waiting for registration. (Photo by Dorothea Lange)

WHO/WHAT: The John Young Museum of Art at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa presents “Dorothea Lange: The War Relocation Authority Assignment.” Organized by curator Maika Pollack, this exhibit tells the story of Japanese incarceration during World War II.

Founded in 1942, the War Relocation Authority was a federal agency that handled the internment of over 110,000 people of Japanese ancestry. The WRA tasked American photographer, Dorothea Lange, to document this process. In her 800+ photographs, Lange captured people of Japanese ancestry and their loss of civil rights. This exhibit is especially relevant in light of recent anti-Asian American hate crimes.

WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, Feb. 7-Thursday, May 13, at the UHM John Young Museum of Art, Krauss Hall, 2500 Dole Street. This FREE exhibit is viewable during gallery hours: Mondays-Thursdays and Sundays from 12-4 p.m., closed Fridays and Saturdays.


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