At this lecture, Michael Amano, co-curator of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art exhibition Perspectives from Postwar Hiroshima: Chuzo Tamotzu, Children’s Drawings, and the Art of Resolution, will speak about the aftermath of the Second World War and the particular challenges faced by citizens in Hiroshima.
He will discuss the exchange of children’s drawings between students in Hiroshima and Santa Fe, organized by the Japanese-American artist Chuzo Tomatzu, and his recent interviews with four of the Japanese artists who took part in this project.
Admission is open to the public.
Photo: Detail of Masaharu Takami, Japanese, Untitled (Schoolchild’s Drawing from Hiroshima, Japan), 1953, mixed media.
This exhibition at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art showcases drawings created in the early 1950s by Japanese school children living in Hiroshima. The drawings were created as part of an art exchange with students in Santa Fe, New Mexico, which was organized by the Japanese-American artist Chuzo Tamotzu as a means of fostering reconciliation between Japan and the United States in the wake of World War II. Perspectives from Postwar Hiroshima addresses the thematic choices of the young Japanese artists and reflects upon the project’s long-term significance for the participants and for Tamotzu.
Exhibition dates are January 10 – April 16, 2017. Please check the museum’s website for open hours.
The Bowdoin College Museum of Art is open to the public free of charge, although donations are welcome.