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Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams & Wendy Maruyama: Executive Order 9066

January 12 – March 10, 2019

An intimate look through the lens of celebrated photographer, Ansel Adams, at the daily life in Manzanar, one of the ten Japanese-American incarceration camps in the U.S. during World War II. Concurrently on view is work by Wendy Maruyama who analyzes the internment camps with a contemporary eye.


Special Events & Programs

Sunday, January 27, 2019 | 2PM | $5 Members $10 Non-members

Join local historian, Linda A. Canada, for a lecture about the history of Japanese Americans and their transition from local industry in San Diego to living in internment camps during World War II.


Sunday, February 10, 2019 | 2PM | $5 Members $10 Non-members

Join exhibiting artist, Wendy Maruyama, as she discusses the artwork in her exhibition, Executive Order 9066, followed by a lecture on the photography of Japanese internment camps by UCSD professor, Ruth Wallen.


Sunday, March 3, 2019 | 2PM | $5 Members $10 Non-members

Join musician, Kishi Bashi, as he discusses his work Omoiyari and personal quest to create music in locations relevant to Japanese incarceration.

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Thank you to our sponsors!

California Civil Liberties Public Education Program, Drs. Carol and Lawrence Gartner, County of San Diego, and Banner Bank






Image credit: Ansel Adams, Loading Bus, c. 1943, Courtesy of Photographic Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.
Ansel Adams, Potato Field, c. 1943, photographic print, 16 x 20 in.


April 6 – May 12, 2019

Convergence, a concept that evokes movement toward a shared point or destination, brings together artists from the San Diego-Tijuana region. This exhibit highlights the multiple ways of seeing and interpreting perspectives by fostering dialogue through the shared medium of art.


Image credit: Gilbert Rangel, All of Me, 2013, Mixed media, 36 x 18 x 12 in.

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