Art Behind Barbed Wire closed on July 17, 2013.Thank you to everyone who supported the exhibit.
The NW Nikkei Museum is located at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington: 1414 South Weller Street, Seattle, WA 98144.
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In recognition of the 70th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, which led to the mass removal and incarceration of over 110,000 Japanese Americans without trial, the Northwest Nikkei Museum presents an exhibit featuring arts and crafts from our Pacific Northwest community created by Japanese Americans in World War II incarceration camps. Largely made from scrap and found materials, objects such as carved wooden bird pins, shell brooches, dolls, inlaid furniture, and paintings are a testament to the spirit, strength, and creativity of Japanese Americans who created beauty in the harshest of physical and human conditions. The voices and humanity of those unjustly deprived of their civil liberties are remembered through their art created behind barbed wire.