Manzanar Special Program June 27, 2015: The Life and Art of Chiura Obata

The following is an invitation from the Manzanar National Historic Site.


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Please join us at Manzanar National Historic Site at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 27, 2015, for a special program, The Life and Art of Chiura Obata, presented by Obata’s granddaughter, author/historian Kimi Kodani Hill.

Chiura Obata (1885-1975) was an Issei artist and art professor at the University of California, Berkeley. During World War II, he and his family were confined at Tanforan racetrack and later at Topaz, Utah. Obata established art schools in both camps.

Obata had a special bond with Yosemite and the Eastern Sierra. His works, showcased in Topaz Moon and Obata’s Yosemite, illustrate human hardship as well as natural beauty.

The program is free and open to the public. After the program, Kimi Kodani Hill will sign books in the Manzanar History Association bookstore (http://www.manzanarstore.com). Proceeds benefit the Manzanar National Historic Site, which is located at 5001 Highway 395, six miles south of Independence, California (see map below). For more information, visit our web site at http://www.nps.gov/manz or call (760) 878-2194.

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