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Saturday, April 26
Veteran filmmaker, photojournalist and teacher, Robert A. Nakamura will provide experienced guidance for photographers who are considering participating in the Smithsonian's A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America Project on May 10.

Saturday, May 10
Calling all professional and amateur photojournalists and filmmakers of all ages and backgrounds! Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center + Flickr invite you to capture the particulars of everyday life and piece them together to compose the ultimate wide shot.

Saturday, April 26
This documentary chronicles the career of Asian American basketball star Jeremy Lin. Q&A with filmmakers to follow screening.

Saturday, April 26
Make special cards for Boy’s or Father’s Day! $9 members, $14 non-members, includes admission and supplies. RSVP early, 10 participants max.

Get Boys’ and Childrens’ Day gifts at our award-winning Museum Store and!

Don’t forget! Members get 10% off!

Reserve a group visit for your students! Check out our 2013-14 Group Visits & Educator Programs Guide for information, including how to apply for free admission

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Explore the artistry of traditional Japanese tattoos in this groundbreaking photographic exhibition by Kip Fulbeck and Takahiro Kitamura.

The Dodgers’ history transcends the game of baseball. Come explore the role they’ve played in civil rights, community building, and globalization of the game through the stories of Jackie Robinson, Fernando Valenzuela, Hideo Nomo, Chan Ho Park, Tommy Lasorda, Walter O’Malley, and Peter O’Malley.

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

Rare Kodachrome photographs taken by Bill Manbo during his incarceration at the Heart Mountain concentration camp shatter preconceptions about this episode of injustice by showing it to us in vivid and beautiful color. home
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