The Carnegie Arts Center presents The Art and Life of Chiura Obata, a lecture by Kimi Kodani Hill, author and Obata biographer.
Chiura Obata was a well-known Japanese-American artist who was forcefully relocated from his home and community to an internment camp during World War II. Obata’s works are included in numerous public and private collections, including the de Young Museum in San Francisco.
His granddaughter, Kimi Kodani Hill, will be presenting a lecture on the life and art of Chiura Obata, as well as signing copies of her book, Topaz Moon: Chiura Obata’s Art of the Internment. The book highlights over 100 paintings and sketches by Obata, including letters, interviews and family documents as a testimony to his time of imprisonment.
Ms. Hill is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and the California College of Arts and Crafts. She has served as the consultant for numerous Obata projects and exhibits. Copies of Topaz Moon: Chiura Obata’s Art of the Internment will be available for sale before and after the lecture.
The lecture will be held at the Carnegie Arts Center at 250 N. Broadway Avenue at 2pm on Sunday, October 23rd. The lecture is free and open to the public.