Miné Okubo: An Introduction
Visitors to the inaugural exhibition will see a broadly constructed retrospective of Okubo’s paintings and works on paper spanning seven decades. The art works come from the RCC-held collection as well as privately owned pieces on loan from the Okubo family and a select group of collectors.
Ranging from the internment camp portraits that formed the basis for her book, Citizen 13660, to “American scene” paintings (c. 1930s) to her commercial illustrations for Time, Life and Fortune magazines in the 1950s, many of the paintings and drawings have not been seen by the public in over 60 years.
Secretary Norman Mineta speaks about the significance of the Miné Okubo Collection in documenting the Japanese American experience during World War II.