Past Museum Exhibitions: 2019: Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams & Wendy Maruyama

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

  • Japanese American Internment: A Local Perspective

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

Local historian, Linda A. Canada, provided 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.


  • Gallery Talk with Wendy Maruyama & Photography Lecture by Ruth Wallen

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

Exhibiting artist, Wendy Maruyama, discussed 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

An inside look at musician Kishi Bashi’s work, Omoiyari, and his 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, Potato Field, c. 1943, photographic print, 16 x 20 in.

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