Japanese American National Museum
Events Calendar

Series: Member Events


Special events for our members such as exhibition previews and receptions. Not a current member? Join/renew online at

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

Advanced reservations are recommended for most programs as seating/space may be limited. Some programs may have separate reservation contacts. Please check program description. When making a reservation, email or call 213.625.0414 at least 48 hours prior to the event. Include the name, date, and time of the program, as well as your name and the total in your party.

NEW: For all classes, workshops, and food tours, pre-payment is now required to hold your space. Please call 213.625.0414 or download the pre-payment form. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refund will be issued.


Friday, May 2, 2014

Member Appreciation Days (MAD)


National Members get a 20% discount at the Museum Store and, plus free admission and a 20% discount at 16 other participating Southern California institutions including museums, libraries, and other cultural sites like the California Science Center, Craft and Folk Art Museum, MOCA, Pacific Asia Museum, and the The San Diego Museum of Art.

Check for details. Make sure you have a current membership card for this exciting event!

Friday, May 2, 2014
12:15 PM—1:15 PM

Learning at Lunch

All Members are invited to bring a brown bag lunch and an open mind as Collections Manager, Margaret Zachow Wetherbee, will show a selection of the National Museum's bird pin collection, part of the American's Concentration Camp experience, to showcase their interesting stories. RSVP to or call 213.830.5657.
Saturday, May 3, 2014
10:30 AM—2:00 PM

Colors of Confinement Member Preview

events/JANM-Colors-of-Confinement-BillManbo-150px_2.jpg Members are invited to a preview of the special engagement, Colors of Confinement: Rare Kodachrome Photographs of Japanese American Incarceration in WWII. Author and curator Dr. Eric Muller will present a book talk featuring the rare Kodachrome Heart Mountain camp photographs of Bill Manbo. Light reception to follow. RSVP to or call 213.830.5657.

Read an interview with curator Eric Muller on Discover Nikkei>>

Sunday, May 4, 2014
11:00 AM—12:00 PM

How to Care for Your Collections

Do you have a treasured family heirloom in your home but are at a loss as to how to properly care for it? Or a childhood comic book collection but do not know how to properly store it?

JANM Collections Manager Margaret Zachow Wetherbee will lead a members-only class that will explain how to care for your collections at home. Please bring a few items that you are willing to show during this interactive workshop. No appraisals will be given.

RSVP or call 213.830.5657.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
11:30 AM

Members' Perseverance Gallery Talk

Members are invited to join Perseverance photographer/designer Kip Fulbeck and curator Takahiro Kitamura as they lead a gallery tour with special insight on the exhibition. RSVP early, 30 participants max.

Read an article about curator Takahiro Kitamura on Discover Nikkei>>

Read about photographer/designer Kip Fulbeck on Discover Nikkei>>

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