Japanese American National Museum (JANM)

Pasadena Art Alliance

The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) is one of the nation’s premier culturally specific institutions. Through the building of a comprehensive collection of cultural material and development of multi-faceted exhibitions, educational activities, public programs and publications, JANM preserves and shares for current and future generations the rich and diverse stories of Japanese Americans for national and international audiences alike.

This grant will support the exhibition Stanley Hayami Diary: A Virtual Exploration of Camp through the Eyes of a Teenage Boy, an immersive installation which documents the journey of a young Japanese-American boy from his home in the San Gabriel Valley, to life in the WWII Heart Mountain concentration camp, to his service and eventual death in the U.S. military, through his letters, journal entries, and personal artwork. Using the latest technology, this contemporary exhibition will utilize virtual and augmented reality. This exhibition will be on view from April 25 to September 20, 2020.