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JANM will close early at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22 and will be closed all day on Thursday, November 23. Regular hours will resume on Friday, November 24.

Friday, November 24–Sunday, November 26
JANM Members enjoy a 20% discount at the JANM Store and janmstore.com, plus free admission and a 20% store discount at 15 more participating Southern California institutions!

Saturday, November 25
Citron Clothing makes elegant, timeless apparel for all body types using the finest fabrics, vintage motifs sourced from Asia and Europe, and artisanal techniques from around the world.

Saturday, November 25
Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with JANM docents. More upcoming tours: December 23 and December 30.

Sunday, November 26
On the first annual Museum Store Sunday, we welcome back noted children’s book author Allen Say for the launch of his new book, an imagined look at the childhood of James Castle, who was born deaf, mute, autistic, and probably dyslexic. Despite countless obstacles and challenges, Castle persevered in creating his art. Since it’s Member Appreciation Days, members will receive a 20% discount!

Saturday, December 2
Listen to stories of the neighborhood while grazing on sushi made by Little Tokyo’s talented chefs.

Check out our newest online resource for learning about America’s Concentration Camps. Photographs, letters, artwork, oral histories, and moving images from JANM’s permanent collection have been digitized and organized by themes to help students and educators across the nation learn about the incarceration of people of Japanese ancestry during WWII.



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Exhibitions


Transpacific Borderlands examines the experiences of artists of Japanese ancestry born, raised, or living in either Latin America or predominantly Latin American neighborhoods of Southern California. By looking at the work of Japanese Latin American artists, the exhibition shows how ethnic communities, racial mixing, and the concepts of homeland and cosmopolitanism inform the creativity and aesthetics of this hybrid culture.

Transpacific Borderlands is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a Getty-led initiative exploring Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, and is made possible through grants from the Getty Foundation. The presenting sponsor of PST: LA/LA is Bank 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.

 



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