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Truly modern thinking at Cascadia Art Museum


Last updated 11/12/2021 at 12:20pm

Photo courtesy of Maria A. Montalvo

Kenjiro Nomura's artwork is now on display at Cascadia Art Museum.

"That exhibition was such a surprise," my Mom said as we walked away from Cascadia Art Museum after seeing their current exhibition, "Kenjiro Nomura, American Modernist: An Issei Artist's Journey."

Why surprising? Each of the exhibitions at Cascadia over the past five years has been compelling, beautiful, educational, interesting. But this one, well, in my mother's words, "I was expecting it to be good, but it was exceptional."

Kenjiro Nomura was an Issei, or an immigrant-generation Japanese American, whose life and work reflected the political landscape. At age 19, Nomura moved to Seattle...

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