Not Forgotten

Why it’s important to see Wing Luke’s Year of Remembrance now carefully chosen artifacts—nauseatingly stereotyped caricatures, a photograph of the ghost town that was the Chinatown/International District’s Jackson Street in 1942—amplify the cruelty of the forced removal and internment of 120,000 Japanese and Japanese-Americans during World War II. Providing personal testimony alongside these pieces in the Wing Luke Museum’s exhibit Year of Remembrance: Glimpses of a Forever Foreigner are prints by Roger Shimomura and poetry by Lawrence Matsuda. The exhibit’s final panel, in which anti-Muslim items chillingly mirror the racist sentiments of 75 years ago, denies viewers the solace of thinking the internment was strictly an aberrance of the distant past.



Through 2/11/2018
Times and prices vary
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, Chinatown/International District
719 S King St.
Seattle, WA
United States