That Day Now

This course examined the presentation of history by artists, designers, and architects in museums and memorials. Over the course of the semester the class produced its own exhibition at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse using archives and original creative work. A particular focus of the class was the 1945 atomic bomb drop on Hiroshima and featured a visit from a survivor of that attack, Keiko Ogura.

This course was the centerpiece of a larger program called “That Day Now.” ​Across many schools and colleges, and in partnership with the extended Syracuse community, Syracuse University examined the current relevance of the 1945 atomic attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. A series of events and exhibitions were organized around a special visit by Ms. Keiko Ogura, a public speaker and survivor of the Hiroshima attack.