The mission of the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) is to promote understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience. JANM has amassed the largest collection of Japanese American materials in the world, which include photographs, fine art, documents, moving images, and artifacts.
The grant will support the exhibition Kitsune & Orizuru (Fox and Crane), featuring the work of artist Glenn Kaino, which examines the injustice of Japanese American Internment in multiple forms including film, painting, drawings, a graphic novel, and sculpture. The exhibition follows the fictional story of three young Japanese Americans in America’s concentration camps during World War II and is inspired by the conflicts found in the traditional fable of the Fox and the Stork. On view September 2022 – January 2023.