Fall Arts Preview 2021

Fall Arts Preview cover featuring various acts
To borrow from the Bard, it has been, by all measures, the spring, summer, autumn and winter of our discontent. Every theater shuttered, each seat unfilled, preview posters of musicals never performed hung in frames like broken clocks. But make no mistake, the stage is set for the arts to come roaring back as the curtains rise again this fall. So cue the music—it’s time to sit back and enjoy the shows.


THROUGH NOV. 7 Translated as “triumph over adversity,” the Japanese word gambatte is a rallying cry for Japanese-American photographer Paul Kitagaki Jr., a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist for The Sacramento Bee. After discovering archival pictures of his father, aunt and grandparents waiting to be sent to detention camps during World War II, Kitagaki began seeking out and photographing survivors of the 1942-1945 internment. Those photos debuted in 2015 at the California Museum, alongside images by lens masters like Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams, who documented the incarceration in real time. After traveling to nationwide galleries like the International Center of Photography in New York City, the show will return to its home base for an encore viewing. This updated and expanded version of the exhibit, titled Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit, will present new images and artifacts, including those from the Kitagaki family’s time in a Utah detention camp. Masks and advance tickets required. $10. Thurs.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. California Museum. 1020 O St. 916-653-7524. californiamuseum.org

Photo of young Anna Kaku standing behind a microphone

Photo courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration


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