Member Events Past Events
Exclusive events for our members such as exhibition tours and receptions.
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Members Only Meet-and-Greet with Frank Abe and Greg Robinson
All members are invited to this exclusive reception with Frank Abe and Greg Robinson, editors of John Okada: The Life and Rediscovered Work of the Author of No-No Boy, prior to the discussion about the book at 2 p.m.
Space is limited. RSVP by January 29 using the link below. You can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 213.830.5646.
Members Only Exhibition Tour: Kaiju vs Heroes
In California in the 1970s, Mark Nagata was living an all-American childhood when an aunt and uncle serving on a US military base in Japan sent him a box filled with colorful kaiju and hero toys. For Nagata, those toys and the artwork of their packaging inspired him to study art, to zealously collect vintage Japanese vinyl toys, and to become a toy designer himself.
Join Mark Nagata for a gallery tour during which he’ll share more about his passion and his collection of toys. Limited to 25 participants.
RSVP by January 2 using the link below. You can also contact email@example.com or 213.830.5646.
Members Only Meet-and-Greet with Velina Hasu Houston
All members are invited to an exclusive pre-event reception with Velina Hasu Houston, playwright of Little Women (A Multicultural Transposition), prior to the performance of her play at 5 p.m.
Houston is a distinguished professor, director of MFA dramatic writing, head of undergraduate playwriting, associate dean of faculty, and resident playwright at the USC School of Dramatic Arts.
Space is limited. RSVP by December 11 using the link below. You can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 213.830.5646.
Members Only Learning at Lunch: Itadakimasu
Bring your brown bag lunch and break bread with other members and JANM Collection staff during an exploration of delicious and historic foods and traditions. Learn more about JANM’s recent acquisition from Umeya Rice Cake Company, the famed Little Tokyo maker of senbei and arare, and explore menus and dining artifacts from America’s World War II concentration camps.
Space is limited. RSVP by November 27 using the link below. You can also contact email@example.com or 213.830.5646.
Member Appreciation Days: Holiday Edition
Friday–Sunday, November 23–25, 2018
Members enjoy a 20% discount at the JANM Store and janmstore.com. They also receive free museum admission and a 20% discount at several other Southern California institutions. Visit janmstore.com/membershopping in October for details, restrictions, and a list of participants.
November 25 is also the second annual Museum Store Sunday; check back for details on special opportunities.
Members Only Learning at Lunch: Veterans Day
Bring a brown bag lunch and join JANM Collections staff as they showcase a selection of JANM artifacts focused on those who have served in the Armed Forces. Learn more about veteran artifacts—including personal letters, uniforms, and service awards—and the stories they tell.
Space is limited. RSVP by October 16 using the link below. You can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 213.830.5646.
Photo: Gift of the Nakamura Family (2018.22).