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Exhibit Showcases Art Made in Japanese Internment Camps

Today (Feb. 19, 2015) is The Day of Remembrance, commemorating the thousands of Japanese Americans who were held at internment camps during World War II. In conjunction, there’s a new exhibit at Holocaust Museum Houston called The Art of Gaman, showcasing art made by some of these internees. Delphine Hirasuna is the exhibit’s curator and author […]

Today (Feb. 19, 2015) is The Day of Remembrance, commemorating the thousands of Japanese Americans who were held at internment camps during World War II. In conjunction, there’s a new exhibit at Holocaust Museum Houston called The Art of Gaman, showcasing art made by some of these internees.

Delphine Hirasuna is the exhibit’s curator and author of a book on art made in the internment camps. Here, she talks about the inspiration behind some of the works and more about the meaning of the word “gaman,” a Japanese term for perseverance.

The exhibit is on display at Holocaust Museum Houston through Sept. 20. You can learn more on Arts InSight, tonight at 7 on Houston Public Media, TV 8.

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