Project examples

Creativity Confined Travelling ExhibitDisplay of objects created by internees

During Fall 2016, the ASC curated the exhibit, "Creativity Confined: Life in a WWII Japanese American Internment Camp", a product of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant, at the Sonoma State Library Art Gallery. During Fall 2017 the exhibit travelled to the Oakland Asian Community Center in Oakland Chinatown. The exhibit highlighted handmade objects created by Internees while they were detained in incarceration centers. Objects ranged from furniture made of scrap wood to jewelry made from collected and painted shells. Additional participants from the East Bay Japanese American community were interviewed and photographed for the Oakland exhibit. The exhibit reception featured a presentation by Delphine Hirasuna, author of The Art of Gaman.


Santa Rosa Time CapsuleASC's Scott McGaughey at the time capsule unveiling

ASC partnered with the City of Santa Rosa to help celebrate their sesquicentennial (150 year) celebration. On January 31, 2018, a 50-year old time capsule was unearthed from Old Courthouse Square and delivered to ASC. ASC Staff and representatives from the City of Santa Rosa, along with a number of graduate and undergraduate student volunteers worked to open the time capsule and carefully extract its contents. Student volunteers catalogued, photographed and conserved the time capsule contents. The contents were transferred to the Museum of Sonoma County where they were prepped for display. The time capsule contents were unveiled to the public as part of the City's Sesquicentennial Celebration on March 17, 2018 at Old Courthouse Square.