Chiura Obata


Saturday, August 11, 2001

In the spring of 1942, Chiura Obata, an art professor at the University of California at Berkeley, and his family were among the thousands of Japanese Americans relocated to internment camps. Obata's granddaughter, Kimi Kodani Hill, and Timothy Burgard, a curator at the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco, tell the story of Obata's efforts to bring some civility and dignity — and art — into the lives of his fellow internees. 


Jonathan Mitchell

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