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Ansel Adams's Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar
Library of Congress
"In 1943, Ansel Adams (1902-1984), America's most well-known photographer, documented the Manzanar War Relocation Center in California and the Japanese-Americans interned there during World War II." From the left sidebar select Collection Highlights for a selection of images and About This Collection for a more in-depth overview, plus see images of the entire first edition of Born Free and Equal, Adams's publication based on his work at Manzanar. Also see the Collection Connection section for a list of classroom resources.

Go to Museum Resource: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/anseladams/
Art and China's Revolution
Asia Society
"Art and China’s Revolution reflects upon one of the most tumultuous and catastrophic periods in recent Chinese history⎯the three decades following the establishment of the Peoples Republic of China in 1949. During this time, the government led by Mao Zedong sought to modernize China across all aspects of society, a process that included suppressing or destroying much of traditional culture. The government also sought to create a new visual culture to communicate its goals and ideology to the Chinese people. Artists were encouraged to create art that reflected the revolutionary spirit of the time, in Mao’s words, to create art for the people. The impact of this directive on artists and art making was enormous. ... Until now, little effort has been made to take account of this period, during which art and politics were so closely intertwined. ... This exhibition marks a first attempt, which we hope will be the start of many, to examine these artistic developments within an historical framework that prompts a discussion of their impact on Chinese culture today." With extensive text and images of several works from the exhibition, as well as an interactive timeline of Chinese art from 1949 to 1979.

Go to Museum Resource: http://sites.asiasociety.org/chinarevo/
The Art of Peace: Paintings by the Poet Rabindranath Tagore
The British Museum
Online presentation of a 2006 exhibition of works by Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), "the most famous South Asian literary figure of the twentieth century." With 8 images, each with explanatory text.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/online_tours/asia/the_art_of_peace/the_art...
Art, Anti-Art, Non-Art: Experimentations in the Public Sphere in Postwar Japan, 1950-1970
Getty Museum
Online presentation of a 2007 exhibition highlighting "a dynamic phase of avant-garde art in postwar Japan, which was characterized by self-reflection and multimedia experimentation." With 7 topics -- 1) Experimental Workshop/Jikeen Kōbō; 2) Gutai Art Association; 3) Sōgetsu Art Center; 4) Fluxus/Tokyo; 5) Butoh and Angura Theaters; 6) Bikyōtō; 7) E.A.T. -- and nine works from the exhibition. See the ADDITIONAL INFORMATION link at the right for a timeline of postwar Japanese art movements (.pdf file).

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/postwar_japan/
Beauty and Learning: Korean Painted Screens
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Online presentation of a 2008 exhibition of ch'aekkŏri ("books and things") screens from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century. With images of 12 objects.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.metmuseum.org/special/se_event.asp?OccurrenceId={9B306940-0E1E-4645-...
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China
Asia Society
Online presentation of a 2004 exhibition that takes "a comprehensive look at the innovative photo and video art produced since the mid-1990s in China." Featured topics: History and Memory; Reimagining the Body; People and Places; and Performing the Self.

Go to Museum Resource: http://sites.asiasociety.org/arts/past_future/index.html
The Boundaries of Heaven: Chinese Ink Painting in the Republican Period, 1911-1949
The University of Kansas, Spencer Museum of Art
"As with any period of transition, the Republican era (1911-1949) was one of immense change. Political instability coupled with efforts to dramatically rethink Chinese culture, producing an embattled art world in which dynamic experimentation often clashed with the stalwart defense of tradition." With a short exhibition overview and paintings by 7 artists.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.spencerart.ku.edu/exhibitions/reviving_boundries.shtml
Bridging East and West: The Chinese Diaspora and Lin Yutang
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Online presentation of a 2008 exhibition featuring "43 paintings and calligraphies by 19 leading Chinese artists of the mid-20th century." With images of 12 artworks.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.metmuseum.org/special/se_event.asp?OccurrenceId={340DCCE9-740D-4C97-...
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