"An Okinawan-American Dialogue" features photographs from a rare collection taken in 1952 by American Army Captain, Charles Eugene Gail during a time when the expansion of U.S. military bases on the war-ravaged island of Okinawa was beginning to ramp up. The photographs document a way of life that would soon disappear—a last glimpse of a time before the presence of thousands of military personnel and U.S. influence would change the face of Okinawa. The collection was generously donated in 2013 to Special Collections at UC Santa Cruz’s McHenry Library by Charles Gail’s daughter, Geri Gail, a former UCSC staff member. Begun over four years ago at UCSC and incubated at UCSC's Institute for Humanities Research, The Gail Project is a collaborative, international public history project that explores the founding years of the American military occupation of Okinawa, Japan after World War II.
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The exhibition is open Tuesday-Saturday 12:00- 5:00 pm, Wednesday 12-8pm.
October 5 through December 2.
Audiences are invited to the opening reception on October 5 from 5-7pm with remarks at 6pm. Please join us!
FREE and open to the public.
Parking permits sold at event in the Porter Parking lot for $4.
Meters available for daily visits and group tours always available.
Presented by Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery and Institute for Humanities Research.
photo used with permission