Community Meet-up | Chiura Obata: An American Modern
Sat, Jun 30
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Join the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and the Topaz Museum to learn about Chiura Obata, one of the twentieth century’s most significant Japanese American artists. Begin the day at 8 am at the UMFA to see the exhibition Chiura Obata: An American Modern. Experience the breadth of Obata’s lifework and create art inspired by his unique style of printmaking and drawing. Then make your own way to Delta and the Topaz Museum by 1pm to learn about the internment camp where Obata was held during World War II. An organized trip from the Topaz Museum to the site of the Topaz internment camp will follow.Please arrive at the Topaz Museum (55 West Main, Delta, Utah) at 1pm sharp to view some short videos followed by a discussion and museum tour, where several of the museum’s Obata works will be on view. Afterward, guests will travel to the Topaz Internment Camp site by bus; guests are discouraged from driving their own cars to the site, where parking is extremely limited.