Member Events Past Events
Exclusive events for our members such as exhibition tours and receptions.
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Members Gallery Talk: Marvels & Monsters
RSVP by October 9 to email@example.com or 213.625.0414 x 2222.
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Member Appreciation Days
Friday, May 3 - Sunday, May 5
JANM Members get 20% discount at the Museum Store and janmstore.com, plus free admission and 20% discount at other participating Southern California institutions including museums, libraries, and other cultural sites including MOCA, Pacific Asia Museum, Skirball Center, and the San Diego Museum of Art.
Member Appreciation Days
Members Reception for "No Victory Ever Stays Won: The ACLU's 90 Years of Protecting Liberty" Exhibition
JANM Members: Join the ACLU of Southern California and the Japanese American National Museum for a special sneak-peek at the No Victory Ever Stays Won: The ACLU's 90 Years of Protecting Liberty exhibition, running from November 21 through December 11, 2010.
RSVP requested. Please contact Clarissa Woo at (213) 977-5241 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
American Tapestry Member Preview & Reception
In celebration of the Japanese American National Museum’s 25th anniversary of incorporation, we invite our members to a Members’ Preview & Reception for American Tapestry: 25 Stories from the Collection.
As part of the event, we will be introducing our new line of Generation Teas! Produced especially for the Museum by Chado Tea Room, come sample six special blends—Issei, Nisei, Sansei, Yonsei, Gosei, and a Museum blend.
Reservations not needed.
Member Preview & Reception
In addition, we will have two very special performers: Herb Ohta, Jr. and Allison Arakawa performing during the reception.
Herb Ohta, Jr.
Teacher, composer, recording artist, entertainer, and producer, Herb Ohta, Jr. solidly establishes himself as one of Hawaii's most influential 'ukulele masters. He is a six-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award Nominee and a two-time Hawai‘i Music Award Winner. He has performed throughout the state of Hawai‘i and has traveled overseas to Japan and the mainland USA. Herb has also been featured at the Japanese American National Museum's 1st&Central Concert Series. Herb Ohta, Jr. is certainly a vanguard in this new generation of ‘ukulele players.
Now a resident of Alhambra, Allison started the study of singing Japanese music in Hawai'i under Harry Urata at the age of four, including children’s songs to Enka. Urata-sensei compiled and standardized Hole Hole Bushi, which was the song sung by the first generation of Japanese immigrants to Hawaii. This historical song has been added to the Asian Collection at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. as well as museums in Hawaii and throughout Japan (Hiroshima, Oshima). Allison will perform a special version of this song at the opening reception.
She also learned sanshin (Okinawan shamisen) and Okinawan koten ongaku (Classical Okinawan music) from Terukina Choichi Sensei, who has been honored as a Japanese National Living Treasure.