From Japanese Internment Camps to Mid-Century Modern

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An exhibit of work by Artist Ruth Asawa.

Alexandra Lange, architecture critic for Curbed, joins us to discuss her story, “The forgotten history of Japanese-American designers’ World War II internment: Revisiting the link between detention and design history, 75 years after FDR’s executive order.” The story investigates the connection between how Japanese-American designers and architects, who were huge influences on mid-century modern American architecture, were influenced by their time in American detention camps during World War II. Lange will be joined by Dakin Hart, senior curator at the Noguchi Museum and the curator of the recent exhibit “Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center.”