Aug 28

Art of the Gaman/Prof. Fred Hagstrom Event

Carleton Prof. Fred Hagstrom Event

Saturday, August 28th, 2010
2:00 pm / Washington, DC

Carleton in the Capital

Art of the Gaman and Book Discussion
with Professor of Art Fred Hagstrom

Saturday, August 28, 2010, 2 p.m.

Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery
1661 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. (at 17th Street)
Washington, D.C. 20006



Please join Fred Hagstrom, Carleton Art Professor, as he discusses his art book project and provides some history of Carleton related to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.  Afterwards, Fred will lead the group through a tour of the Renwick Gallery's Art of the Gaman; Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps exhibit.

Fred Hagstrom is the Rae Schupack Nathan Professor of Art at Carleton.  He joined the faculty in 1984.  His artwork often deals with social issues, and he works primarily in printmaking and book arts.  His work is included in museum collections that include the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Walker Art Center.  His artist’s books are in many College and University collections, including Stanford University, the University of Southern California, and the University of Delaware.

The Art of Gaman showcases arts and crafts made by Japanese Americans in U.S. internment camps during World War II. Soon after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941, all ethnic Japanese on the West Coast—more than two-thirds of whom were American citizens by birth—were ordered to leave their homes and move to ten inland internment camps for the duration of the war.

We will meet at the Grand Salon.

Admission to the Museum is free, but please let Sam Reizes '04 know if you are coming so that we have an accurate count of attendees.

Directions:  The Renwick Gallery, the Museum's branch location for contemporary American craft and decorative arts, is located steps from the White House in the heart of historic federal Washington. It is conveniently located near the Farragut North (Red line) and Farragut West (Blue and Orange lines) Metro stations. Barrier-free access is available at the 17th Street entrance.

For more information about the exhibit, please visit:

Sponsored by Carleton in the Capital. Contact: Jeanne Estrem