Japanese American National Museum
Events Calendar

Series: Member Events


Exclusive events for our members such as exhibition tours and receptions.

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All programs are free for JANM members and free 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 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.


Saturday, September 24, 2016
1:00 PM

Members Only Meet and Greet with Five Nisei Speakers

All members are invited to an exclusive pre-event reception with Takashi Hoshizaki, Toshi Ito, Willie Ito, Sam Mihara, and Shig Yabu prior to their public program.

Space is limited. RSVP by September 19 to or 213.830.5646.

Sunday, September 25, 2016
11:00 AM—5:00 PM

Uprooted Members Preview Day and Reception


All JANM members are invited to preview the exhibition Uprooted: Japanese American Farm Labor Camps During World War II before it opens to the public on Tuesday, September 27.

Join us at 2 p.m. for a talk with exhibition curator Morgen Young and James Tanaka, a JANM volunteer whose parents worked at the labor camp in Twin Falls, Idaho, when he was a child. Light reception to follow. RSVP for the program by September 21 to or 213.625.0414, ext. 2222.

Photo: Laborers in sugar beet fields outside of Shelley, Idaho. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection, LC-USF34-073809-E.

Saturday, October 22, 2016
5:00 PM

Members Only—JANM Ghost Stories


To celebrate the Halloween season, all JANM members are invited to a haunting—and entertaining—discussion of ghosts and the paranormal with ABC7 news anchor David Ono, producer Jeff MacIntyre, and actor Rodney Kageyama. Learn about their encounters with the supernatural and decide for yourself if you believe! Light reception to follow.

Please RSVP by October 17 to or 213.830.5646.

Saturday, October 29, 2016
10:30 AM

Members Only Exhibition Tour: Tatau


Join Tatau exhibition curator Takahiro “Ryudaibori” Kitamura for an in-depth gallery tour, followed by a catalog signing.

Limited to 25 members; reservations are required. RSVP to or 213.830.5646.

Image: Tattoo by Su‘a Sulu‘ape Paul Jr. Photo by John Agcaoili.

In conjunction with the exhibition Tatau: Marks of Polynesia
Friday, November 18, 2016
12:00 PM—1:00 PM

Members Only Learning at Lunch: Iwao Takamoto


Explore the work of animator, TV producer, and film director Iwao Takamoto. After his incarceration at Manzanar, Takamoto worked for Disney and Hanna-Barbera and is known for designing the characters of Scooby Doo and the Jetson family’s dog, Astro.

RSVPs recommended to or 213.830.5646.

Image: Gift of Iwao Takamoto.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Member Appreciation Days


Friday–Sunday, November 25–27, 2016

JANM members enjoy a 20% discount at the JANM Store and, plus free admission and a 20% store discount at other participating Southern California institutions including new participant Palm Springs Art Museum and returning favorites like MOCA, California Science Center, Skirball Cultural Center, and LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes.

Visit in November for details, restrictions, and a complete list of participants.

Saturday, December 10, 2016
2:00 PM

Members Only Program and Reception—Only the Oaks Remain


A special members only program with light reception to follow. Check back for updates.

RSVP by December 7 to or 213.625.0414, ext. 2222.

Saturday, December 17, 2016
10:30 AM

Members Only Exhibition Tour: Uprooted


Join Uprooted: Japanese American Farm Labor Camps During World War II exhibition curator Morgen Young for an exclusive gallery tour.

Limited to 25 members; reservations are required. RSVP to or 213.830.5646.

Image: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection, LC-USF34-073759-D.

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