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

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Member Appreciation Days: Holiday Edition


Friday–Sunday, November 23–25, 2018

Members enjoy a 20% discount at the JANM Store and They also receive free museum admission and a 20% discount at several other Southern California institutions. Visit 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


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 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


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 or 213.830.5646.

Friday, September 14, 2018
7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Upper Level Members and VIP Reception: Kaiju vs Heroes


Members at the Sustaining Level and above are invited to preview Kaiju vs Heroes: Mark Nagata’s Journey through the World of Japanese Toys before it opens to the public. See hundreds of dazzling vintage and contemporary Japanese vinyl toys, providing a feast for the eyes and the imagination. Program with a light reception to follow. Invitations were mailed in early August.

Saturday, September 8, 2018
10:30 AM

Members Only Exhibition Tour: – 15 years of the hapa project


Join exhibition creator Kip Fulbeck for a gallery tour of Space is limited to 25 participants.

RSVP by September 4 using the link below. You can also contact or 213.830.5646.

In conjunction with the exhibition – 15 years of the hapa project
Saturday, August 25, 2018
1:00 PM

Members Only Meet-and-Greet with Art Hansen


All members are invited to this exclusive reception with Art Hansen, professor emeritus of History and Asian American Studies at California State University, Fullerton, and editor of Nisei Naysayer: The Memoir of Militant Japanese American Journalist Jimmie Omura, prior to his author discussion at 2 p.m.

Space is limited. RSVP by August 21 using the link below. You can also contact or 213.830.5646.




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