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Friday, May 8, 2020

Member Appreciation Days: Shopping from Home


20% Member Discount for 8 days!

Friday, May 8 – Friday, May 15

Throughout these challenging times, JANM Members have continued to show immense generosity and dedication to our mission. Thank you for allowing us to continue our work.

Traditionally, our Member Appreciation Days represent a partnership between JANM and other fantastic Southern California museums to offer free reciprocal admission and 20% store discounts to our collective membership. While we and our partner institutions remain closed to the public due to Safer at Home orders, we’re pleased to offer the 20% discount to JANM Members through our online store—for an extra 5 days!

Visit for more details and restrictions.

Saturday, March 7, 2020
12:15 PM—1:15 PM

Members Only Learning at Lunch: Masumoto Family Farm


Bring your brown bag lunch and join us as we explore connections between Japanese American experiences and California farming. Special guest Nikiko Masumoto will bring objects from the Masumoto Family Farm, share stories of learning to work with her jiichan’s tools, and pose questions about how the objects that tie us to the land inform how we construct meaning through food.

JANM Collections staff will also show artifacts and archival material from the permanent collection that relate to Japanese American contributions to the agriculture industry.

Space is limited. RSVP by March 3 using the link below. You can also contact or 213.830.5646.

Nikiko Masumoto will also be presenting Memory Crafting: How Do We Remember the Unspeakable, A Yonsei Perspective at 2 p.m., a free workshop that will invite attendees to immerse themselves in acts of memory and memory crafts. Click here for details and to RSVP.

In the Inahara Foyer

Friday, January 31, 2020
7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Upper Level Members’ and VIP Reception: Transcendients


Members at the Director’s Circle level and above are invited to preview Transcendients: Heroes at Borders before it opens to the public.

Program with a light reception to follow. Invitations will be mailed in late December.

In the Aratani Central Hall

In conjunction with the exhibition Transcendients: Heroes at Borders
Friday, November 29, 2019

Member Appreciation Days: Holiday Edition


Friday, November 29 – Sunday, December 1

Members enjoy a 20% discount at the JANM Store and They also receive free museum admission and a 20% discount at 15 other Southern California institutions, including California Science Center, Museum of Latin American Art, Skirball Cultural Center, and USC Pacific Asia Museum.

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

December 1 is also the third annual Museum Store Sunday.

Saturday, November 16, 2019
1:00 PM—2:00 PM

Members Only Meet-and-Greet with Nancy Dickenson, Takashi Yamaguchi, and Nancy LaPook Diamond


All members are invited to meet producer Nancy Dickenson, lead actor Takashi Yamaguchi, and impact producer Nancy LaPook Diamond prior to the screening of Sophie and the Rising Sun at 2 p.m.

Space is limited. RSVP by November 12 using the link below. You can also contact or 213.830.5646.

In the Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center

Friday, November 8, 2019
7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Upper Level Members’ and VIP Reception: Under a Mushroom Cloud


Members at the Director’s Circle level and above are invited to preview Under a Mushroom Cloud: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the Atomic Bomb before it opens to the public.

Program with a light reception to follow. Invitations were mailed in early October.

In the Aratani Central Hall




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