Boise Art Museum unveils Minidoka exhibit

Exhibit inspired by Minidoka internment camp.

BOISE - The Boise Art museum unveiled a new exhibition Friday night highlighting the WWII Japanese internment camp in Minidoka.

Minidoka: Artist as Witness features works created by artists based on their personal or families' experiences in the camp.

From paintings to sculptures the pieces symbolize everything from the daily struggle to the number of people incarcerated.

Organizers hope the work creates a dialogue about the situations that inspired it.

"At Minidoka alone there were 13,000 people who were incarcerated," museum Executive Director Melanie Fales said. "There there were over 120,000 Japanese Americans who were incarcerated during World War II."

The exhibition opens to the public Saturday and runs through January.


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