Truth & Inspiration Performances


Truth & Inspiration Performances

Date and Time

Saturday, July 16, 2022 3:00 pm EST - 5:00 pm


National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Harriet Tubman Theater

Event Type

Special Event


Free and open to the public

Join us for two live events as part of the Artswave 2022 Truth & Inspiration Artist Showcase. This program is free and open to the public. Guests will enter the museum through the Rosa Parks Street entrance.

3:00 p.m. | “Monarca – Lost Butterfly (In Memoriam)” contemporary dance with film by Gabriel Martinez Rubio

“Monarca –  Lost Butterfly (In Memoriam)” is a contemporary dance piece that attempts to make the audience aware of, then reflect upon the immigrants who disappear during their immigration journeys using the monarch butterfly as a symbol.

4:00 p.m. | “Namba: A Japanese American’s Incarceration and Life of Resilience” documentary by Emily Momohara with Q&A

Emily Hanako Momohara was born in Seattle, Washington where she grew up in a mixed race family. Her work centers around issues of heritage  multiculturalism, immigration and social justice. Momohara has exhibited nationally, most notably at the Japanese American National Museum in a two-person show titled Sugar|Islands. She has been a visiting artist at several residency programs including the Center for Photography at Woodstock, Headlands Center for the Arts, Fine Arts Work Center and Red Gate Gallery Beijing.  In 2015, her work was included in the Chongqing Photography and Video Biennial. Momohara has created socially driven billboards for For Freedoms and United Photo Industries. She lives and works in Cincinnati where she is Associate Professor of Art at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and heads the photography major.

Presented by National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and ArtsWave

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