Calendar of Events — June 2017
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
March 23 – August 11, 2017
Daily from sunset to midnight
In conjunction with the exhibition Instructions to All Persons: Reflections on Executive Order 9066, JANM presents Moving Day, an outdoor public art installation. The work consists of a series of projections of the Civilian Exclusion Orders that were publicly posted during World War II to inform persons of Japanese ancestry of their impending forced removal and incarceration. Each projection will coincide with the 75th anniversary date of the specific exclusion order. Projections will take place on the facade of the museum’s Historic Building, the site of Los Angeles’s first Buddhist temple and a pickup point for Japanese Americans bound for concentration camps during World War II.
For a schedule of related programs, visit janm.org/instructions-to-all/movingday.
Little Tokyo Service Center is a community partner and supporter of Moving Day.
Members Only Learning at Lunch: The George & Brad Takei Collection, Part 2
In September 2016, JANM was gifted with the George & Brad Takei Collection, a small portion of which formed the basis of the New Frontiers exhibition, on view through August 20.
Bring your lunch and join JANM collections staff as they look at a selection of artifacts that did not make it into the show. Get an exclusive peek into George Takei’s remarkable life!
Space is limited; RSVP by May 31 to email@example.com or 213.830.5646.
Common Ground Exhibition Tour
Tour the ongoing exhibition Common Ground: The Heart of Community with JANM’s knowledgeable docents.
Free with museum admission.
Film Screening and Discussion—Unknown Warriors of World War II
Join us for a screening of Unknown Warriors of World War II, a documentary film celebrating the patriotic legacy of the Japanese American soldiers of WWII, followed by a panel discussion moderated by director and producer David Ono, co-anchor of ABC7 Eyewitness News.
At 10 a.m., Go For Broke National Education Center (GFBNEC) presents their annual tribute ceremony, celebrating the 18th anniversary of the Go For Broke Monument. The ceremony will include a floral dedication and the Monument Opportunity Drawing. Come early to experience it all. Visit goforbroke.org for more information.
Free with JANM or GFBNEC admission. RSVPs are recommended using the link below.
Presented in partnership with Go For Broke National Education Center.
Nick Ut: Beyond the Napalm Girl
On June 8, 1972, Associated Press photographer Nick Ut took one of the most iconic images of the 20th century: a crying Vietnamese girl fleeing after a napalm bomb attack. Ut was just 21 years old when he captured that shot, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. The image, however, was just one of tens of thousands of photographs taken during a career that spanned more than 50 years.
Ut retired earlier this year from AP’s Los Angeles bureau, where he was known by virtually every reporter, photographer, cameraman, anchor, and public official. Join ABC7 Eyewitness News anchor David Ono for an intimate talk with Nick Ut about his life beyond “the napalm girl” and the decades he spent chronicling the transformation of LA and America.
This program is currently at capacity, however, a standby line will form in the event that seats become available.
Co-sponsored by Asian American Journalists Association.
Members Only Exhibition Tour: Instructions to All Persons
Join exhibition curator Clement Hanami, JANM’s Vice President of Operations/Art Director, for an in-depth gallery tour of Instructions to All Persons: Reflections on Executive Order 9066.
Limited to 25 members. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 213.830.5646.
Moving Day program presented by LTHS
Each night through August 11, from sunset to midnight, Moving Day presents outdoor projections of Civilian Exclusion Order posters, which were issued during World War II to inform persons of Japanese ancestry of their impending forced removal and incarceration. The date of each projection will coincide with the original issue date of the order being projected. Projections take place on the façade of the museum’s Historic Building, the site of Los Angeles’ first Buddhist temple and a pickup point for Japanese Americans bound for concentration camps during World War II.
Before tonight’s projections begin, join us and our partner organization Little Tokyo Historical Society for a special public program with three former inmates of the Japanese American World War II camps—Bill Shishima (Heart Mountain), Yukio Kawaratani (Tule Lake), and George Nakano (Jerome, Tule Lake)—who will talk about their experiences in Little Tokyo before the war and how the camp experience changed their lives. Moderated by Instructions to All Persons curator Clement Hanami, JANM’s Vice President of Operations/Art Director.
For a complete schedule of Moving Day programs, visit janm.org/instructions-to-all/movingday.
Edible Adventures: A Noodling Little Tokyo Walk
Where does ramen come from? What is the difference between udon and ramen? Join this cultural walk around Little Tokyo and get a noodle-eyed view of what makes these bowls tick.
$48 members; $60 non-members. Includes museum admission and three noodle stops (Marugame Monzo, Kouraku, and Ebisu). Limited to 11 participants.
New Frontiers Exhibition Tour
Join exhibition curator Jeff Yang for an in-depth gallery tour.
Limited to 25 participants. $10 general, free for JANM members. Museum admission included.
Little Tokyo Walking Tour
Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with JANM docents.
$12 members, $15 non-members. Museum admission included. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Weather permitting. Limited to 20 participants.
Members Only—Meet George Takei
Members at the Family/Dual level and up are invited to attend this exclusive JANM event at which you will:
- Meet George Takei
- Enjoy appetizers
- Drink New Frontiers-inspired “mock-tails”
- Play trivia and win prizes
- View artifacts from the George & Brad Takei Collection that are NOT in the exhibition
- Receive a professional photo taken with George
- Visit New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei before or after the event
$10 per adult member. Free for up to three children (under age 18) accompanied by a paying adult. Space is limited. Register by June 17. Invitations with instructions on how to register for this exclusive event will be mailed in May.