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Designer:
Buckley, Davis  Search this
Sculptor:
Akamu, Nina 1955-  Search this
Medium:
Crane: metal; Base: green Vermont marble
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Located Louisiana & D Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia
Date:
Authorized Oct. 24, 1992. Dedicated Nov. 9, 2000
Notes:
Inventory staff, 2001.
America's Battlefields & Memorials (a supplement to newsweeklies published by Army Times Publishing Co, Springfield, VA), June 24, 2002, pg. 35.
Dupre, Judith, "Monuments: America's History in Art and Memory," New York, NY: Random House, Inc., 2007, pg. 12.
Goode, James M., "Washington Sculpture: A Cultural History of Outdoor Sculpture in the Nation's Capitol," Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008, no. 1.3.
Image on file.
Dupre, Judith, "Monuments: America's History in Art and Memory," New York, NY: Random House, Inc., 2007, pg. 12.
Goode, James M., "Washington Sculpture: A Cultural History of Outdoor Sculpture in the Nation's Capitol," Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008, no. 1.3.
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
Summary:
The memorial features a landscaped plaza setting with fountain pools, a tall pedestal topped with two Japanese cranes caught in barbed wire, and a semicircular granite wall inscribed with the names of World War II battles in which Japanese Americans fought, and the names of the ten internment camps in which Japanese Americans at home lived. Two panels are inscribed with the names Japanese Americans who died in fighting during World War II.
Topic:
History--United States--World War II  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Animal--Bird--Crane  Search this
State of Being--Evil--Imprisonment  Search this
Control number:
IAS 71500500
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_351342