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Children's artwork from internment camps on display

Children’s artwork from Japanese prison camps in the United States is being displayed in “Pilgrimage,” an exhibition by art faculty member Gina Mumma Wenger, through Wednesday, Sept. 7.

2011-09-08
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release [8-30-11]

Children’s artwork from Japanese prison camps in the United States is being displayed in “Pilgrimage,” an exhibition by art faculty member Gina Mumma Wenger, through Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Minnesota State Mankato.

The exhibit is in the Centennial Student Union Gallery, and is made possible by a Nadine B. Andreas Faculty Grant.

Wenger, a photographer and photo art teacher, is an avid researcher of Japanese prison camps in the United States, and is a consultant to a book, The Japanese American Internment: An Interactive History Adventure. Wenger hopes the exhibition will bring a new perspective to the World War II-era concentration camps.

Wenger earned BS and MA degrees in art education and a doctorate from Pennsylvania State University. She has taught at Minnesota State Mankato since 2002, and continues to research and look for more artwork from the prison camps.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive, doctoral university, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system.

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