Exhibits

Main Gallery

Art exhibit immerses you in Japanese American history

Learn about the internment of Japanese Americans during WW II and its effect on following generations.

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Around the Library

Man in Landscape R. James Hunt 1997.28.4 Gift of Bette Jo Hunt

Edge of Reality exhibit curated by teens

Teen curators explore what makes an artwork part of the surreal category and how many different media fit in this category.

Explore animals in art

View our intern curator’s exhibit of animal inspired artworks.

Upcoming Exhibits

Oceans of Possibilities
June 4 – Aug 21, 2022
Dive beneath the waves, explore creatures of the deep and learn how we all impact the world’s oceans in this interactive exhibit for children. The 21st Annual Children’s Art exhibit is made possible in part by The Library Foundation through contributions from the Sabatini Family Foundation.

Forming Fiber
Sept 9 – Nov 27, 2022
Fiber arts is an increasingly complex area of visual artmaking using techniques such as stitching, weaving, papermaking and crocheting to make a variety of art including intricate, abstract sculpture.

Hot Glass
Dec 9, 2022 – Feb 19, 2023
Explore the different ways glass artists turn sand in to art through the library’s permanent glass collection. (2022 is the international year of GLASS.)

Articles

Traditional Japanese crafts with a modern twist

Brea features her 3 favorite Japanese crafts: boro & sashiko, kogin, and shibori with examples and resources.

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Resilience artist spotlight: Na Omi Judy Shintani

Shintani explores her identity as an artist, Japanese American, daughter & woman by focusing on the history of American Concentration Camps.

Dive into the summer art exhibit for children

Explore the ocean creatures & environments in Oceans of Possibilities exhibit June 4 – Aug 21, 2022.

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