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September 8, 2017 at 2:51am

Takuichi Fujii exhibit to open in Tacoma

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This fall, see three exhibitions at Washington State History Museum that explore how individuals react in crisis: artistic expression and quiet introspection; protest; and citizen diplomacy. Witness to Wartime is the first, followed byLoyal Opposition: The Protest Photos of George P. Hickey, opening September 30; and on October 7,Glasnost and Goodwill: Citizen Diplomacy in the Northwest.Don’t miss our newest permanent exhibition,Washington, My Home, sharingdiverse stories of migration and immigration to Washington.
Takuichi Fujii was incarcerated during World War II as a result of Executive Order 9066. His work sheds light on difficult events that most Americans did not experience, the lessons of which remain highly relevant today. Fujiidrew and painted throughout his imprisonment at the Puyallup and Minidoka War Relocation Centers.Witness to Wartime: The Painted Diary of Takuichi Fujiiopens Saturday, September 16, 2017 and is on view through Monday, January 1, 2018. See70 works by Fujii and scroll through a digital version of his nearly 400-page diary to see the evolution of his experiences and his artmaking.

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