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Saturday, April 29
Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with JANM docents.

Visual Communications once again brings the LAAPFF to JANM for a series of special event screenings and select encores of festival favorites.

Saturday, April 29 – Sunday, April 30
Presented by Visual Communications, C3 is a two-day media arts conference dedicated to providing the APA creative community with a space for meaningful discourse on media and entertainment.

Japanese American National Museum develops lesson plans for Instructions to All Persons exhibition. Click icon to read the press release.

Saturday, May 6
Honoring Irene Hirano Inouye (Lifetime Achievement Award), Bruce T. Kaji (Legacy Award), and Tom Ikeda (Founders’ Award). The 2017 Gala Dinner will look back at key visionary individuals that have provided support for JANM while also articulating the museum’s role in today’s complex world in which civil rights and social justice are still not equal for all.

Saturday, May 13
Citron Clothing creates elegant, timeless apparel for all body types using the finest fabrics, artisanal techniques from around the world, and vintage motifs sourced from Asia and Europe. On the day before Mother’s Day, bring Mom in to peruse these wearable works of art!

Saturday, May 13
Relocating Authority: Japanese Americans Writing to Redress Mass Incarceration examines the ways Japanese Americans have continually used writing to respond to the circumstances of their community’s mass imprisonment during World War II.

In conjunction with the exhibition Instructions to All Persons, JANM presents Moving Day, an outdoor public art installation. The work consists of a series of projections of the Civilian Exclusion Orders that were publicly posted during World War II to inform persons of Japanese ancestry of their impending forced removal and incarceration.



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Exhibitions


Presented in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, which paved the way for the World War II incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans, this exhibition engages visitors in critical discussions of the Japanese American incarceration experience and its continuing relevance today.

This entertaining exhibition explores the life and career of pioneering actor, activist, and social media icon George Takei. By examining Takei’s diverse experiences and achievements, New Frontiers creates a portrait of a unique individual while offering an innovative means of engaging with the social history of America.

An overview of Japanese American history from early immigration to the present day. Incorporates artifacts, artwork, and media—including rare home movies and a section of the barracks from the Heart Mountain concentration camp.

This groundbreaking photographic exhibition by Kip Fulbeck and Takahiro Kitamura, exploring the artistry of traditional Japanese tattoos, travels to the Newcastle Museum in Newcastle, Australia.

 



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