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

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Saturday, January 5, 2019
10:30 AM

Members Only Exhibition Tour: Kaiju vs Heroes

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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 memberevents@janm.org or 213.830.5646.

Saturday, December 15, 2018
4:00 PM

Members Only Meet-and-Greet with Velina Hasu Houston

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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 memberevents@janm.org or 213.830.5646.

Saturday, December 1, 2018
12:15 PM

Members Only Learning at Lunch: Itadakimasu

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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 memberevents@janm.org or 213.830.5646.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Member Appreciation Days: Holiday Edition

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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.

Saturday, October 20, 2018
12:15 PM

Members Only Learning at Lunch: Veterans Day

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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 memberevents@janm.org or 213.830.5646.

Photo: Gift of the Nakamura Family (2018.22).

Saturday, September 15, 2018
10:30 AM

Members Only Exhibition Tour: Kaiju vs Heroes

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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 September 12 using the link below. You can also contact memberevents@janm.org or 213.830.5646.

 

 

 

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