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Saturday, February 24
Premiere screening of a new film exploring the struggles and obsessions of Shin Miyata, a Tokyo–based record label owner, music promoter, and cultural ambassador who has been distributing Chicano music and bringing East Los Angeles bands to Japan for nearly 20 years. Panel discussion and live set by El Haru Kuroi following screening.

Saturday, February 24
Join curator Kris Kuramitsu for a tour of the Los Angeles portion of the exhibition.

Saturday, February 24
Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with JANM docents. Upcoming tours: March 31 and April 28.

Sunday, February 25
On the closing day of the exhibition, join curator Clement Hanami and artist Shinpei Takeda for a conversation on social representation and cultural context across borders.

Saturday, March 3
Featuring rarely seen photographs by Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, and Japanese American photographers employed by the US government, Un-American is an extensive documentation of the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans. Many of the photographs are accompanied by first-hand recollections from their subjects. Join the authors for a stimulating discussion of this important book.

Saturday, April 21
Democracy thrives only when individuals take it upon themselves to fight for it. Our 2018 Gala Dinner will celebrate individuals who have gone above and beyond what most average citizens do to ensure that the United States lives up to its promise.

Check out the JANM Store’s Hinamatsuri Collection for Girl’s Day gifts. Current JANM members get 10% discount.

Learn about America’s Concentration Camps through photo, letters, artwork, oral histories, and moving images from JANM’s permanent collection in this new online resource 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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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.

Art and artifacts from the Allen Hendershott Eaton Collection have been conserved and are on display in the Hirasaki National Resource Center. Check link for hours.

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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