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, October 10, 2015
5:30 PM—7:00 PM

Giant Robot Biennale 4 Upper Level Members and VIP Reception


JANM members at the Director’s Circle, President’s Circle, and Chairman’s Circle levels are invited to join curator Eric Nakamura and exhibiting artists for an exclusive preview and reception.

Special souvenir buttons will be available for customizing with a design started by a Giant Robot artist and completed by you. Take a GRB4 commemorative photo on a festive set designed by Nerdbot Photo Booth. Deejay music provided by Dublab.

Invitations were mailed in September. RSVP by October 2.

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In conjunction with the exhibition Giant Robot Biennale 4
Saturday, October 17, 2015
10:30 AM

Members Only Exhibition Tour: Giant Robot Biennale 4


JANM members at the Contributing Level and above are invited to join curator Eric Nakamura for an intimate gallery tour.

Limited to 25 members. RSVP to or 213.830.5646.

In conjunction with the exhibition Giant Robot Biennale 4
Saturday, October 17, 2015
1:00 PM

Members Only Meet and Greet with Sylvie and Hervé Claudon


All JANM members are invited to an intimate reception with Sylvie and Hervé Claudon prior to their lecture and discussion on the World War II campaigns of the 100th/442nd in Vosges, France.

Limited to 40 members. RSVP by October 9 to or 213.830.5646.

Saturday, October 31, 2015
2:00 PM

Members Only JANM Ghost Stories


It’s Halloween at JANM! Come hear ghost stories from near and far, including some that have taken place at the museum. Join actor Rodney Kageyama, artist Edwin Ushiro, and Cold Tofu Improv members Aaron Aoki, Jully Lee, and Helen Ota for a delightfully scary time!

RSVP by October 28 to or 213.830.5646.

Friday, November 20, 2015
12:15 PM—1:15 PM

Members Only Learning at Lunch: Holiday Edition


All members are invited to kick off the holidays by learning about how Thanksgiving was celebrated in the American concentration camps and by members of the all-Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team.

RSVPs recommended to or 213.830.5646.

Saturday, November 21, 2015
1:00 PM

Members Only Meet and Greet with Richard Reeves and Jan Jarboe Russell

Members at the Contributing Level and above are invited to an intimate pre-event reception with authors Richard Reeves (Infamy) and Jan Jarboe Russell (The Train to Crystal City) prior to the discussion about their books.

Space is limited. RSVP by November 13 to or 213.830.5646.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Member Appreciation Days


Friday, November 27–Sunday, November 29

JANM members always enjoy a 10% store discount and free admission to JANM. On this special weekend, take advantage of a 20% discount at the JANM Store and a href="" target="_blank">, plus free admission and a 20% store discount at 20 participating Southern California institutions.

New participants this season include the Time Travel Mart, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, the Hammer Museum, and the San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Atwater Village, alongside returning favorites like The Library Store at the Los Angeles Central Library, the California Science Center, and the San Diego Museum of Art.

Visit for details, restrictions, and an updated list of participants.

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