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Mission of the Masumi Hayashi Foundation

The Masumi Hayashi Foundation is responsible for serving the artistic legacy of Dr. Masumi Hayashi (1945 – 2006). This service is directed towards her work in its physical and digital forms and includes the artists collection of her own work and the collected digital files.

The Masumi Hayashi Foundation is responsible for exhibiting the artwork and licensing of reproduction rights.

The Masumi Hayashi Foundation is responsible for the web properties MasumiHayashi.com, MasumiMuseum.com, as well as this MasumiHayashiFoundation.org.

First published in 1994, the MasumiHayashi.com website presents Hayashi’s works addressing Japanese-American Internment Camps during World War II. This site presents Dr. Hayashi’s artwork, as well as first-person interviews and family album photographs from internment camp survivors, gathered by the artist.

First published in 2000, the MasumiMuseum.com website presents collections of Hayashi’s work in 10 groupings:

  • Sacred Architectures
  • Japanese-American Internment Camps
  • Japanese-Canadian Internment Camps
  • Internee Survivor Portraits
  • Post-Industrial Landscapes
  • E.P.A. Superfund Sites
  • Abandoned Prisons
  • War and Military Sites
  • Commissions
  • City Works