The Museum features rotating exhibits that draw on its own collections, as well as relevant traveling exhibits from leading institutions around the world in both its Senator John Alario, Jr. Special Exhibition Hall and Joe W. and Dorothy D. Brown Foundation Special Exhibit Gallery. These exhibits highlight WWII-related subjects not covered in the Museum’s permanent exhibits, as well as more in-depth coverage of subjects that are in its permanent exhibits.
The Go for Broke Spirit: Legacy in Portraits
A selection of photographer Shane Sato’s powerful portraits of Japanese American veterans of World War II are showcased in The Joe W. & Dorothy D. Brown Foundation Special Exhibit Gallery through March 31, 2024. Supplemented with artifacts and oral histories from the Museum’s collection, The Go for Broke Spirit: Legacy in Portraits explores the selfless service, profound patriotism, and enduring legacy of the Japanese American men and women who persevered in the face of prejudice and incarceration, and risked their lives to advance the Allied effort.
Supported by Catherine and David Edwards
June 30, 2023, to March 31, 2024
Our War Too: Women in Service
Our War Too: Women in Service, a groundbreaking special exhibit recognizing the efforts, struggles, and accomplishments of the nearly 350,000 American women who answered the call to serve their country during World War II, is on display in the Senator John Alario, Jr. Special Exhibition Hall through July 21, 2024. Our War Too explores the path forged by the pioneering servicewomen of World War II that is still being traveled by women in the American military today.
Presented by the Gayle and Tom Benson Charitable Foundation with additional support from Don and Sharon Jones
November 11, 2023, to July 21, 2024