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Exhibition | Dream Refuge for children imprisoned

Exhibition | Dream Refuge for children imprisoned

On View February 7 – May 18 (closed March 17-24)

Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Contemplate and be inspired to improve the plight of imprisoned children across history and the world. While children safely slumber in this quiet, sacred, healing space by artist, Na Omi Judy Shintani, gain insight into the experiences of Japanese American children who were incarcerated in American concentration camps during World War II (Shintani’s own father being one of them), Native American boarding school children who were denied their culture and taken from their communities, and the Central American children who are imprisoned, separated from their families, and living in squalid, unsafe conditions at the southern U.S. border.

Visitors are invited to bring offerings and leave messages on an altar in the exhibit to honor the imprisoned children. The items will be used in future ceremonies and will not be returned. Some examples of past offerings include origami, small toys and paper flowers.

Na Omi Judy Shintani is a Japanese American artist who has exhibited in California, Washington, and New Mexico. She is the founder of the Kitsune Community Art Studio in Half Moon Bay.

Artist talk February 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 11:00am to 4:00pm

Asian Arts Gallery, CA 2037
Center for the Arts, Towson University, Towson, MD 21252, USA

Event Type

Arts & Culture, A&C-Free Events, A&C-Asian Art


Academic Affairs, Asian Arts & Culture Center, Fine Arts & Communication (College of)

Target Audience

Students, General Public



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