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This seminar examines the visual cultures surrounding the Japanese incarceration camps established by the American government during World War II. Surely one of the darkest chapters in the history of this country, the photographs and artworks produced during this moment—by inmates and by civilians––are revealing and moving. In addition to work by renowned artists such as Henry Sugimoto, Isamu Noguchi, Yasuhiro Ishimoto, and Ansel Adams, we will examine art created by a number of unrecognized inmates of the camps.
One session. E – $50, R – $55
Mark B. Pohlad is an associate professor of art history at DePaul University, where he teaches courses in American art, the history of photography, and modern art.His work for the Newberry has included teacher programming and web projects involving World War II–era visual culture and various Chicago topics.
There are no required materials for this seminar.
There is no reading assignment for this seminar.
- Online registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Tuesday, January 7.
- Phone registration opens at 12 pm (CST) on Wednesday, January 8.
Early registration (E) prices are in effect from January 7 at 9 am through January 24 at 4 pm. Regular registration (R) prices are in effect January 24 at 4 pm through the end of the term.
We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.
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