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Feb. 25 – April 4

"The Art of Survival: Enduring the Turmoil of Tule Lake" is a virtual exhibit probing the complexity of the Japanese American confinement site in Northern California at Tule Lake – the largest designated segregation center ruled under martial law.

The exhibit can be viewed at


There are stories of sorrow and resilience, courage and fear, loneliness and solidarity. Through Hiroshi Watanabe’s poignant photographs of artifacts, we are able to get a sense of the experience of those who were unjustly confined. 

The Art of Survival is supported in part by a Preservation of Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.


This exhibit has been made in cooperation with the Tule Lake Unit of WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. "Art of Survival" is a traveling exhibition toured by Exhibit Envoy.

Propectus available to enter Biennial Open Art Exhibition


The Prospectus is now available for artists interested in entering the Biennial Open Art Exhibition of the Ontario Museum of History & Art which will be held from May 6 to Aug. 15.


The Open, which may be a virtual event this year, will be open to 75 artists. It is important to promptly obtain the exhibition’s Prospectus to learn the details about cost, entry rules and how to enter the event. The deadline to enter is March 22.


To obtain the Prospectus, go to


Additionally, the Museum Associates are looking for people who appreciate the arts to play a prominent role in the exhibition by sponsoring individual awards.  The first-place winner receives $500, second place $300 and third place $200.  There are also four honorable mention awards of $75.


In addition to receiving an award, each winner will be invited back the following year to show a larger body of work in the 2022 Ontario Invitational Art Exhibition. Participation in the Ontario Invitational Art Exhibition can serve as a steppingstone in an artist’s career.

This year’s exhibition will be juried by Kathryn Ervin, the board chair for Arts Connection, a state-local partner to the California Arts Council. She is a professor in the Department of Theatre Arts at Cal State San Bernardino and a member of the California Educational Theatre Association, the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and The California Arts Project.


You can help make this event a success by mailing a tax-deductible check, made payable to “Museum of History and Art, Ontario Associates” to the museum at 225 S. Euclid Ave., Ontario 91762. Sponsors will be acknowledged on both the Museum Associates and the Museum’s website.


For more information, call (909) 395-2510. 

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