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Calendar of Events — May 2002

All programs are free for JANM members and included with admission for non-members, unless otherwise noted. Events are subject to change.

Reservations are recommended for most programs; you may use the links below. You may also RSVP by emailing rsvp@janm.org or calling 213.625.0414 at least 48 hours in advance. Please indicate the name, date, and time of the program, as well as your name and the number of people in your party. (RSVPs are not accepted for Family Festivals).

For all ticketed events (classes, workshops, food tours, etc.), pre-payment is required to hold your space. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refund will be issued.

Friday, May 3, 2002

Opening of the exhibition, C.O.L.A. 2002

Opening of the exhibition, C.O.L.A. 2002

In conjunction with the exhibition C.O.L.A. 2002
Saturday, May 11, 2002
1:00 PM

Craft Class with Ryoko Shibata: Sumi-e Spring Flowers

Craft Class with Ryoko Shibata: Sumi-e Spring Flowers

Saturday, May 11, 2002
1:00 PM

When You're Smiling: The Deadly Legacy of Internment

Film Screening, Part of Nationhood, History, and Cinema Film Series
Award-winning filmmaker Janice Tanaka documents the personal story of her family as they struggled through the harsh post camp years. This autobiographical documentary explores the dark side of life for working-class Japanese Americans living in racially mixed South Central Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s. The film offers the first comprehensive account of the price subsequent generations paid for the denial of ethnic identity in the aftermath of Japanese American incarceration during World War II. Tanaka will be joined by Dr. Lon Kurashige, Professor of History, USC and John Esaki of the National Museum's Media Arts Center, to answer questions from the audience.

Wednesday, May 15, 2002

10th Anniversary of Public Opening of the National Museum's Historic Building

10th Anniversary of Public Opening of the National Museum's Historic Building

Thursday, May 16, 2002
7:00 PM

Night Reading

The Municipal Art Gallery and the National Museum invite you to join us for special readings by authors who represent the strength and breadth of contemporary writing in Los Angeles. Featuring: Jenoyne Adams, John D'Amico, Michale Datcher, Russell Leong, Sandra Munoz, Majid Naficy and D.J. Waldie.

In conjunction with the exhibition C.O.L.A. 2002
Saturday, May 18, 2002

Member Exchange Weekend with the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California

For Members Only! For more information call 213.830.5656

Saturday, May 18, 2002
1:30 PM

Conversations with the Artists

The Municipal Art Gallery and the National Museum invite you to join us for an afternoon with exhibiting artists Jo Ann Callis, Robbie Conal, Meg Cranston, Linda Stark and Warren W. Wagner.

In conjunction with the exhibition C.O.L.A. 2002
Sunday, May 19, 2002

Member Exchange Weekend with the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California

For Members Only! For more information call 213.830.5656

Sunday, May 19, 2002
1:00 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

Historic Tour Series
The Little Tokyo community in Los Angeles was once a thriving residential, business and cultural center of the largest Japanese American community in the United States until World War II. Relive history and learn about present day Little Tokyo with Museum volunteers, Bill Shishima, Mas Matsumoto and Hal Keimi on this historical walking tour through the National Museum's neighborhood. Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended. $5 for Museum members, $11 for non-members (includes Museum admission).

Sunday, May 19, 2002
1:30 PM

Born Free and Equal

Born Free and Equal, a collection of photographs taken by renowned photographer
Ansel Adams at the Manzanar concentration camp, was recently re-released in a new and complete edition in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066. Join us as Archie Miyatake, son of renowned photographer Toyo Miyatake, Sue Kunitomi Embrey, board member of the National Japanese American Historical Society in San Francisco, William H. Michael, Eastern California Museum Director and editor Wynne Benti discuss and explore the history behind Adams' forgotten work. A Q&A session and book signing will follow the presentation.

Thursday, May 23, 2002
7:30 PM

Fresh Words and Actions

New! Performance Arts series held every fourth Thursday
Enjoy new, sometimes humorous, but always fresh and provocative work from writers and performers. To kick off the series, the National Museum is pleased to partner with East West Players to present the new play, Hyperbola, by Nic Cha Kim.

Friday, May 24, 2002

Opening of the exhibition, From Bento to Mixed Plate: Americans of Japanese Ancestry in Multicultural Hawai'i

Opening of the exhibition, From Bento to Mixed Plate: Americans of Japanese Ancestry in Multicultural Hawai'i

Saturday, May 25, 2002
1:00 PM

Craft Class with Ryoko Shibata: Tsunami Zaiku

Craft Class with Ryoko Shibata: Tsunami Zaiku

 

 

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