BPA Gallery in March: “Ansel Adams: A Portrait of Manzanar”

BPA Gallery in March: “Ansel Adams: A Portrait of Manzanar”
First Friday Art Walk: March 6 @ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Exhibit continues throughout March at Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

The Bainbridge Island Historical Museum will install its award-winning exhibit, “Ansel Adams: A Portrait of Manzanar,” in the BPA lobby during the run of SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS. Join us for a reception in the BPA Gallery March 6 for the exhibit opening and a stimulating evening of history, art, food, and friends. The exhibit displays an ensemble of visual representations from the World War II era, including local images and artifacts from the Historical Museum, with selected items on loan from the collections of Frank Kitamoto, Mary Woodward, and David Guterson.

Two hundred and twenty seven Japanese American Bainbridge Islanders were the first sent to camps under Executive Order 9066, and they were taken to Manzanar. Ansel Adams was invited by the camp commander to visit the Manzanar “War Relocation Center” in 1943. He was permitted to photograph everything except the barbed wire fences and guard towers, images that would have undermined the official storyline that the move to the camps was a “voluntary migration.” The result is an extraordinary collection of images of Japanese American camp residents, their living quarters, and the places where they worked or went to school.

BPA Gallery hours are 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday – Friday plus one hour prior to each performance. Open 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. every day, the Historical Museum’s own extensive collection of historical materials from before, during and after WWI is readily available to the public.

The BPA Gallery showcases regional artists in monthly rotating exhibits in the C. Keith Birkenfeld Lobby and regularly participates in the First Friday Art Walk from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

BPA’s outreach programs for SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS are supported in part by a grant from Humanities Washington, a state-wide non-profit organization supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the State of Washington, and contributions from individuals and foundations. SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS is supported in part by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, and our generous sponsor is The Maggi Rogers Fund. BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All.

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