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Wong Forum


May 1, 2015

Curatorial Tour, "Interrogating Manzanar"

Friday, May 1, 2015, 10am

Symposium, "Allies, Enemies, Citizens"

Friday, May 1, 2015, 1pm - 5pm

Free Admission

The 2015 Wong Forum on Art and the Immigrant Experience will be hosted by UCR ARTSblock in conjunction with the CMP exhibition Interrogating Manzanar. The Forum will begin with a curatorial tour of the exhibition, 10am. The afternoon symposium, "Allies, Enemies, Citizens: Figuring Asianness in World War II America," will take place in the Culver Screening Room, 1pm-5pm.

"Allies, Enemies, Citizens" will focus on the visual representation of Asianness and Asian-Americanness in the United States during World War II, featuring presentations by leading scholars in the field, including Gordon H. Chang, Professor, Department of History, and Olive H. Palmer Professor in Humanities, Stanford University; Amy Lyford, Professor of Art History, Occidental College; ShiPu Wang, Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Culture, UC Merced; and K. Scott Wong, James Phinney Baxter III Professor of History and Public Affairs, Williams College.

The inaugural Wong Forum is organized by Jason Weems, Assistant Professor of the History of Art at UCR. Generous support has been provided by the Voy and Fay Wong Endowment through the UCR History of Art Department’s Wong Forum on Art and the Immigrant Experience.

Image: Ansel Adams, Entrance to Manzanar, 1943 (detail)

Support has been provided by UCR College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) and the City of Riverside

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