Japanese American Art Installation visit
Friday Feb. 14 we will be walking to the Japanese American Internment Memorial, a bronze series of sculptured scenes in front of the U.S. Federal Building, located at South Second Street, near San Carlos Street. It is located in a large public entrance outside the building. It tells the story of the local Japanese American internment during World War II.
I am not interested in the history of the Japanese-American internment, and will take off 25 points if you tell me the history. I want to know what you think.
A high scoring paper is one where is you answer at least four of these questions.
Do you think something like this could happen again in American history? Why?
What parts of the art are most meaningful to you? Are there any touches the
artist added that make this work more powerful? Does she present more than
one side of the events of this historical period? Does the artwork change how you
feel about the internment? What civil liberties or civil rights are mentioned?
What branches of government are shown in the art? Be specific
What other familiar institutions do you recognize? List up to three.
What parts of San Jose, if any, are shown here?
Describe two or three of the scenes you find most compelling.
As mentioned above, I will mark down if you go over the history of this period or the memorial since that doesn’t require any analysis. I am interested in what you see, and what you think.