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

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Saturday, June 14, 2008
6:00 PM—7:00 PM

Member's Only Preview

Living Flowers: Ikebana and Contemporary Art
Member's Only Preview

In conjunction with the exhibition Living Flowers: Ikebana and Contemporary Art
Thursday, May 22, 2008
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

Japan's Hidden Treasures

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Reservations required: 213.830.5676.

NEW! Smithsonian Journeys Travel Program open to all National Museum members
Japan’s Hidden Treasures • November 6–18, 2008

Travel to Japan with Smithsonian guest lecturers and fellow National Museum members. For an itinerary, pricing, and Reservations, call 213.830.5676.

For a complete itinerary:

Save the date
Spirit of Washington, D.C. • April 16–20, 2009

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Members' Appreciation Day



Whether you are celebrating Children’s Day or Mother’s Day or just the merry month of May, take this wonderful opportunity to explore some of Southern California’s finest cultural resources and shop for unique gifts. To show our appreciation for our Members, shop at the Museum Store on May 3, 2008 and receive an extra discount!

In addition, we have partnered with 13 Southern California institutions to offer National Museum Members FREE admission (to non-ticketed exhibitions) and a 20% discount* in the store on special days. Just show your current membership card. The Museum will also honor the additional discount for online orders placed on May 3, 2008.

Visit for the list of the other museums' appreciation days and online discount details >>

*Cannot be combined with other discounts. Discounts do not apply on sale and other exempt items. Discounts only apply to items in stock. Items will not be held.

Saturday, March 15, 2008
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

Member's Only Performance of: Dawn’s Light: The Journey of Gordon Hirabayashi

As a thank you for your support of the Japanese American National Museum you are invited to a special Members-only event…

Please join us for a special performance of Dawn’s Light: The Journey of Gordon Hirabayashi
(An abridged Theatre for Youth production)
By Jeanne Sakata
Directed by Jessica Kubzansky
With Martin Yu as Gordon Hirabayashi
Based on a true story.

During WWII in Seattle, University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi agonizes over U.S. government orders to forcibly remove and imprison all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast. As he fights to reconcile his country's betrayal with his Constitutional beliefs, Gordon journeys toward a greater understanding of America's triumphs and failures.

Saturday, March 15, 2008
Two Performances: 1:00 pm or 3:00 pm
Each performance is approximately 45 minutes.

At the Democracy Forum
of the National Center for Democracy
Located on the National Museum’s campus
369 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

FREE for all Member cardholders + 1 guest
(guests must be accompanied by the Member cardholder)

Space is limited.
Reservations are required and will be accepted until 5:00 pm on March 15, 2008 or until space becomes filled.

Reservations: 213.625.0414 ext. 2222
Please specify which performance you will be attending.

Thank you for supporting the Japanese American National Museum.

Saturday, February 9, 2008
6:30 AM—8:30 AM

Members' Opening for One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now

One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now brings together 17 artists from across the country who defy a definitive conception of Asian American art.

Organized by the Asia Society, New York, and curated by Melissa Chiu, Director and Curator of Contemporary Asian Art, Asia Society Museum, New York, Karin Higa, Adjunct Senior Curator of Art, Japanese American National Museum, and Susette S. Min, Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies and Art History, University of California, Davis.

This exhibition was organized by Asia Society, New York, with support from Altria Group, Inc., the W.L.S. Spencer Foundation, Nimoy Foundation, and Asia Society's Contemporary Art Council.
The Los Angeles installation is co-presented by the Asia Society of Southern California.
Additional support provided by: Ernest Y. and Kiyo Doizaki, Mariko Gordon and Hugh Cosman, Mitsubishi International Corporation Foundation, Kristine Nishiyama and Barry K. Schwebs, Michael W. Oshima and Chiaki Tanaka, PhD, Gordon Yamate and Deborah Shiba.

In conjunction with the exhibition One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now
Sunday, December 2, 2007

Members Appreciation Holiday Shopping Days



The Japanese American National Museum, in partnership with 20 Southland institutions, hosts special holiday shopping days for members only! Your National Museum membership card entitles you to free admission (excluding special ticketed events) and 20% off* at each organization's store on the select days [click on the link below].

A special tea tasting by Kanaya Tea will be held at 2:00 PM on December 2. Learn about these fine tea products and more great holiday gift ideas!

The National Museum will also honor the additional discount for online orders placed on December 1 & 2, 2007. Other online stores not available at this time.

Join or renew your membership online to receive your member discount on any purchases made on the same order.

To see the list of participating organizations and dates or for more information, please visit

*Cannot be combined with other discounts. Discounts do not apply on sale and other exempt items. Discounts only apply to items in stock. Items will not be held.




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