Contested Histories: Art and Artifacts from the Allen Hendershott Eaton Collection

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Apr 20228 Apr 202210

The Noguchi Museum
9-01 33rd Road (@Vernon Blvd)
Long Island City, New York, 11106
United States

Complementing the group exhibition No Monument: In the Wake of the Japanese American Incarceration, guest curated by Genji Amino with Christina Hiromi Hobbs, the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) brings its pop-up display of the Allen Hendershott Eaton Collection to The Noguchi Museum for one weekend.

This collection of art and craft objects created by Japanese Americans while incarcerated in American concentration camps during World War II was transferred to JANM in 2015. The pop-up display includes physical or digital representation of every item in the collection—more than 400 photographs, sculptures, paintings, vases, beads, nameplates, and other items handmade by Japanese Americans while enduring incarceration.

Contested Histories is intended to “crowd source” information about each object so that JANM’s efforts to preserve and catalog the collection can be as complete as possible. Camp survivors and their family members and friends will be encouraged to share with JANM information they know or remember about the objects, including who is depicted in the many photographs, most of which were shot by photographers working for the War Relocation Authority. Presentations about the collection will be offered throughout each day.

Admission to Contested Histories is free, but must be scheduled in advance. Tickets include admission to The Noguchi Museum and No Monument. Limited walk-up tickets will be available based on capacity. Museum hours are 11 am–6 pm. Reserve free timed tickets at

Members of the Japanese American community may also make priority reservations by email to or by calling 718.204.7088 ext 205.

For more about Contested Histories and its travel itinerary, visit



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