A detail photo of Wendy Maruyama's sculpture from The Tag Project.

2019 marks the 75th anniversary of American internment of Japanese and Japanese-Americans during WWII. Two years ago, the Trump administration issued Executive Order 13769, commonly known as the Muslim Ban. Times of Perception is a multimedia exhibition that reflects on the experience of Japanese Internment, the Muslim Ban and the treatment of Muslims after the War on Terror.

Times of Perception presents works by artists Saks Afridi, Sobia Ahmad, Nancy Chikaraishi, Kei Ito, Wendy Maruyama, Azzah Sultan, Mary Tuma, and Qinza, which address our current political and social attitudes in the context of American treatment of populations perceived as “other.”

Exhibition
MAC Gallery: August 26–October 26, 2019
SOD Gallery: August 26, 2019–January 4, 2020

Reception: Thursday, September 12, 2019, 5–7 PM (KMAC Gallery)

Curatorial Tour: September 20, 2019, 3–4 PM (SOD Gallery)
Guest Curator Liz Faust will lead visitors through the artwork and concepts featured in Times of Perception. Examinations of the parallels between Japanese and Japanese American internment during World War II, the current Muslim Travel Ban, and the treatment of Muslims since the War on Terror are critical in Faust's discussion of this exhibition.

Artists’ Talk: September 26, 2019, 5–7 PM (KMAC Gallery)
The artists featured in Times of Perception are Muslim, Japanese, or Japanese American, and currently live and work in the United States. They will speak to the historic and contemporary politics, laws, events, and prejudices that influence their lives and are formative in their artistic practices.

Gene Oishi Lecture: October 3, 2019, 11 AM–12:30 PM (SOD Sound Stage)
Gene Oishi is an Japanese-American author and a retired Baltimore Sun foreign correspondent who was interned as a child during World War II. He will speak on his experiences—the internment camps where his family was imprisoned, American propaganda depicting those of Japanese ancestry as "evil aliens," and his dual identity as a Japanese-American—and their relevance to contemporary concentration camps.

Curatorial Tour: October 17, 2019, 2–3 PM (KMAC Gallery)
Guest Curator Liz Faust will lead visitors through the artwork and concepts featured in Times of Perception. Examinations of the parallels between Japanese and Japanese American internment during World War II, the current Muslim Travel Ban, and the treatment of Muslims since the War on Terror are critical in Faust's discussion of this exhibition.

Navy Bean Pie Workshop: CANCELLED
Navy bean pie is a sweet pie made by African American Muslims. Baltimore residents will lead visitors through this recipe and speak about its background. Registration is free and ingredients and some materials will be supplied, but, if you can, please bring your own apron, bowl, spoon/spatula, and pie tin/pan. We will not have an oven on site, so you must have your own access following the workshop.

Gallery Hours
Monday–Friday, 11 AM– 7 PM
Saturday, 11 AM–4 PM

Gallery Locations
Kevin J. Manning Academic Center (MAC) Gallery
MAC, Second Floor
Owings Mills North Campus
Stevenson University
11200 Ted Herget Way (formerly Gundry Lane)
Owings Mills, MD 21117

School of Design (SOD) Gallery
SOD, Lobby
Owings Mills North Campus
Stevenson University
11100 Ted Herget Way (formerly Gundry Lane)
Owings Mills, MD 21117