Tuesday, July 17, 2012


The Traveling Topaz Exhibit has finally come to an end. Thanks to all who helped make the exhibit possible and thanks to all of you who attended and participated in the activities. This has been an important exhibit for everyone involved. We hope you were touched by the sincerity and sensitivity of the artwork created by the talented artists interned at Topaz. Their work was important and remains important today as we honor all artists, their vision and their honesty.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Photo Journalism exhibit at the San Bruno Station

Did you see the exhibit at the BART/San Bruno Station in May? If not, here is a little video about it. If you missed it, you can still check out the Topaz: Artists in Internment exhibit at the San Francisco Library through the end of June!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Topaz Exhibit has hit San Francisco

Last week our team brought the Artists in Internment exhibit from San Leandro Library to the San Francisco Library.

To the left is Joan Jasper, inspecting the pieces and filling out the condition reports.

Check back for images of the installed exhibit and other events at the library!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A visit from John Takeuchi

Here we have John Takeuchi speaking at the San Leandro Library in conjunction with the Topaz exhibit. Takeuchi created the film about Mine Okubo that we posted earlier in March. You can see he brought some of his own paintings by Mine Okubo to show the audience. The exhibit goes down in about a week and then it's on its way to San Francisco!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Topaz Museum gets $714K Grant!

As reported in the Salt Lake Tribune, this morning, the Topaz Museum, located in Delta, Utah will receive $714,000 in funding to to help preserve and interpret the Topaz internment camp. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced the funding Thursday. "If we are to tell the full story of America, we must ensure that we include difficult chapters such as the grave injustice of internment of Japanese Americans during World War II," Salazar said in a news release. "The internment sites serve as poignant reminders for us — and for the generations to come — that we must always be vigilant in upholding civil liberties for all."

A big congratulations to all the efforts of those at the Topaz Museum who passionately pursue the preservation of this important site!

 To read about the design plans for this Museum, visit their website.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


San Leandro is hosting all sorts of groups for the Topaz exhibit this month. First is "Extending Connections in Alameda" a senior group that came in last week. Last week they hosted their first elementary school visit. These are a few of many groups that are taking advantage of the great information and beautiful artwork provided by the artists that were interned at Topaz.