Dream Refuge for Children Imprisoned

Asian Arts Gallery

Feb. 7, 2024 - May. 18, 2024

1 Fine Arts Drive
Towson, 21204
PHONE 410-704-2807


Contemplate and be inspired to improve the plight of imprisoned children across history and the world. While children safely slumber in this quiet, sacred, healing space by artist, Na Omi Judy Shintani, gain insight into the experiences of Japanese American children who were incarcerated in American concentration camps during World War II (Shintani’s own father being one of them), Native American boarding school children who were denied their culture and taken from their communities, and the Central American children who are imprisoned, separated from their families, and living in squalid, unsafe conditions at the southern U.S. border.

Visitors are invited to bring offerings and leave messages on an altar in the exhibit to honor the imprisoned children. The items will be used in future ceremonies and will not be returned. Some examples of past offerings origami, small toys, and paper flowers.
February 7 – May 18 (closed March 17-24)
Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday 11 am – 4 pm

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