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Kaneji Domoto 9.26.19. - Archives Lecture

The Life and Career of Kaneji Domoto explores the complex story behind the only American Japanese architect and landscape architect at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian community, in Westchester County, New York in 1944. Original correspondence, photographs, and drawings from the Domoto Collection held by the Environmental Design Archives will explore what it meant to be a mid-century American Japanese architect and how Domoto’s life experience and Japanese heritage influenced his work­- illuminating the intersections between race, the designed environment, power, access, and ability.

Curator: Chris Marino
Exhibition Team: Jason Miller, Emily Vigor, and Katie Riddle

On view in the Environmental Design Library: Raymond Lifchez and Judith Stronach Exhibition Cases, 210 Wurster Hall

Join us the evening of September 26th, 2019 to view the exhibition The Life and Career of Kaneji Domoto followed by a panel discussion both reflecting on and contextualizing Domoto’s career.

Panelists include Gary Kawaguchi, who will talk about the Domoto family in the context of Japanese American history and social life. Followed by Domoto’s three children who will recollect on aspects of their father’s life and career. Drawing on research for her new book, Japonisme Revisited, Gail Dubrow will place Kaneji Domoto’s story into the broader context of the lives, educational trajectories, and careers of other architects of Japanese ancestry in America.