Symposium: “Perspectives from Postwar Hiroshima: Chuzo Tamotzu, Children’s Drawings, and the Art of Resolution”

In conjunction with the exhibition Perspectives from Postwar Hiroshima: Chuzo Tamotzu, Children’s Drawings, and the Art of Resolution, leading artists, historians, and art historians offer their perspectives on the cultural implications of World War II – particularly the atomic explosion in Hiroshima – for Japan and for Americans of Japanese descent in the United States.

The event explores the important role that art can play in expressing and responding to political and social conflict.

Speakers include Yukiyo Kawano, artist, Portland, Oregon; Roger Shimomura, University Distinguished Professor of Art Emeritus, The University of Kansas; Mark Selden, professor emeritus of sociology and history, State University of New York at Binghamton; John K.W. Tchen, founding director, Asia/Pacific/American Institute; Aiko Izumisawa, independent scholar, Kagoshima, Japan; Michael Amano, Bowdoin Class of 2017; and Virginia Crow, Class of 2018.