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Saturday, May 28
All members are invited to preview our new exhibition before it opens to the public on May 29.

Saturday, June 4
Fred Korematsu’s courageous 1942 protest against the forced incarceration of Japanese Americans led to the infamous Korematsu v. United States case, which eventually paved the way for redress. Attorney Lorraine Bannai, who worked on the case, examines his life and legacy in this inspiring book.

Saturday, June 4
In this yoga and meditation workshop for all levels, harness your own inner energy to prevent the body, mind, and spirit from going to waste. Additional sessions on June 11 and 18.

Saturday, June 11
In conjunction with the Mixed Remixed Festival, JANM presents a day of activities that explore the meaning of family.

Saturday, June 18
Join us for a conversation with Dave Roberts, the first minority manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, discussing his history and future with the Dodgers; how his half-Japanese, half-African American background has informed his perspective; thoughts on his current role as manager of a storied franchise; and opinions on his players including Japanese pitcher Kenta Maeda. Space is limited.

The museum has made an important announcement about our leadership. Please click on the icon to read our press release.

1st St. between Alameda and Central Ave will be closed from May 23 through September 2016 due to Metro construction. Click icon for details.

JANM has uploaded new pre-conservation photography and scans of the Allen Hendershott Eaton Collection, which it acquired last year, on Flickr. The public is invited to view images of artifacts from the collection. Those with information about the origins of specific items are encouraged to share details.

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Making Waves: Japanese American Photography, 1920–1940 is an in-depth examination of the contributions of Japanese Americans to photography, particularly modernist art photography, much of which was lost as a result of the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. The exhibition presents 103 surviving works from that period.

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

With this inventive exhibition, the traditional Japanese art of origami is transformed from a childhood pastime into a sophisticated international art form. Nine contemporary artists, working in six different countries and ranging in age from 29 to 71, present a bold and innovative group of folded-paper works that include sculpture, large-scale installation, and conceptual pieces.


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