Self portrait, 1935
Self portrait, 1935

Witness to Wartime: The Painted Diary of Takuichi Fujii

The MAC recently reopened for private visits (50 minutes for groups of six or fewer from the same household) under revised guidelines for Washington’s coronavirus reopening plan. The news comes at a good time, as the museum is getting ready to bid farewell to this winter’s POP Power: From Warhol to Koons exhibit and two World War II retrospectives. Both close Jan. 24, and several new exhibits are on the way. The first new show of 2021 is Witness to Wartime, featuring work by Japanese American artist Takuichi Fujii, who was 50 when war broke out between the U.S. and Japan. Fujii was among more than 120,000 Japanese Americans forcibly removed to remote incarceration camps during the war. There, the artist documented camp life in deep detail in his visual diary. Some of his more than 250 ink drawings and 130 watercolors produced during imprisonment are now part of this traveling exhibit.

Jan. 23-May 16; visits currently by reservation only • $10-$15 • Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture • 2316 W. First Ave. • northwestmuseum.org • 456-3931

— Chey Scott

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