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Video: The Art Of Gaman

New exhibit at Holocaust Museum Houston showcases work from Japanese Americans interned during World War II.

When author and curator Delphine Hirasuna was doing research on art made by Japanese American internees during World War II, she kept hearing the same phrase over and over again:

Gaman.

The Japanese term, which means showing patience and dignity in times of adversity, is now part of Hirasuna’s book and museum exhibit entitled The Art of Gaman, currently on display at Holocaust Museum Houston.

The exhibit, which runs through Sept. 20, showcases the work of internees and explains how creativity played a key role in helping those men and women get through their time in internment camps.

This segment will also be featured at 7pm on the February 19th broadcast of TV 8’s Arts InSight.