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Perspectives from Postwar Hiroshima: Chuzo Tamotzu, Children’s Drawings, and the Art of Resolution

January 10 - April 16

Drawing by Japanese schoolchild in Hiroshima

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.

Drawing by Japanese schoolchild in Hiroshima
Photo Source: http://www.bowdoin.edu/art-museum/exhibitions/2017/Drawings-for-Hiroshima.shtml


Bowdoin College Museum of Art
245 Maine St
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States
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