Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art BREATHE Exhibition

Michelle Kumata “Song for Generations” 

As part of its “Breathe” group exhibition inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is featuring in its Winslow Way window a 16′ x 8′ acrylic on canvas painting by Seattle native, Michelle Kumata. The massive work is part of a larger collection referencing the history of Bellevue Nikkei, from the early farmers, through the WWII forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans, to the younger generations. Learn more here:

BIMA’s exhibit runs from January 8 to March 19, 2021 with works that focus on social justice and human rights, addressing diverse and connected issues.

Humaira Abid
Cory Bennett Anderson
Tia Blassingame
Cheri Gaulke and Sue Mayberry
Fred Hagstrom
Diane Jacobs
Eileen Jimenez
Michelle Kumata
Phillip Levine
Marilyn Montufar
Susan Point
John Risseeuw
George Rodriguez
Kathy Ross
Roger Shimomura
Julie Speidel
Tyler Starr
Beth Thielen
Carletta Carrington Wilson
Linda Wolf

BIMA has announced that it is re-opening its doors to the public on Friday, February 19th.