September 11 – October 18
855 Commonwealth Avenue
Opening reception Thursday September 10 at 6pm with a lecture by Yukinori Okamura, curator of the Maruki Gallery for the Hiroshima Panels in the CFA Concert Hall
In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, A Call for Peace presents six of the fifteen Hiroshima Panels by Iri and Toshi Maruki and artifacts collected from the detonation sites lent by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. The Marukis, Nobel Peace Prize nominees in 1995, produced the paintings over 30 years and were the subject of the 1986 Academy nominated documentary Hellfire: A Journey from Hiroshima. The panels represent recollections from Hiroshima and Nagasaki, “where hell and the modern age fused in August 1945.” These impressive pieces are famous throughout Japan and have been exhibited in more than 20 nations worldwide.