Culture & Peace
June 9 - July 2, 2010
"It used to be that war was conducted for political reasons. However, since the 20th century, the purpose of war has changed to killing people. I think this trend can be symbolized by nuclear or atomic weapons. The idea of (these) weapons is simply mass murders. I think only if we can eliminate this idea can we attain true peace."
-- Takashi Hiraoka, The 31st & 32nd Mayor of Hiroshima, Japan
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"Peace is always a possibility, if enough people care, if enough people want it, otherwise...the planet will die. It's that simple."
-- Edward Albee
Zero Higashida's mother lived through the Hiroshima atomic bomb.
The tales she told him about the day that changed the world have had a profound and lasting affect on his work and life.
This Exhibition Celebrates
Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty
Just one step on a longer journey."
-- Barack Obama, 2010
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