February 23, 2024
Opening Reception for Winter Exhibits
Come out to celebrate the opening of our winter exhibits: Exiles in our Own Country, Japanese Canadians in Niagara and Generations of an Archive.
Exiles in our Own Country, Japanese Canadians in Niagara: Family separation. Forced labour camps. Stolen property. Over 22,000 Japanese Canadians were subject to injustices from 1942 to 1949 that destroyed their communities. Explore the experiences, hardships, and trauma of Japanese Canadians who were forcibly displaced to Ontario in the 1940s and 1950s. This is a Canadian story of hardship but also of great resilience. This is the story of Japanese Canadians in Ontario.
Generations of an Archive: Generations of an Archive is an art exhibition that brings together connected bodies of work by Toronto-based Japanese Canadian artist, Emma Nishimura, in her many-years consideration of the multigenerational legacy of the Japanese Canadian Internment and forced dispersal. Guest curated by Emily Putnam, Generations of an Archive asks visitors to consider both the tangible and intangible, the presence and absence of how and why we remember our pasts, and what stories are carried across generations.
February 23, 6-8 p.m., Opening remarks beginning at 6:30 p.m.