Ibara no Michi (Pathway of Thorns), by Fumi Matsumoto, JDCM 2016.10.002
Fumi Matusmoto is a local Japanese-American artist. She says she “has always been influenced by Japanese culture and history, perhaps because I was born in Japan in 1948 and came to America in 1952 at the age of four.” Much of her art “reflects the Japanese aesthetic and often the Japanese American experience.” Her art was featured in the City Museum’s 2014 summer exhibit, The Empty Chair: The Forced Removal & Resettlement of Juneau’s Japanese Community, 1941-1951. Thanks to the Rasmuson Foundation Art Acquisition Fund, the City Museum has added three mixed media art pieces by Fumi to our Permanent Collection. Those three works will be on display in our entry way case beginning in January 2017. The exhibit will run through the end of September 2017.