Member Events Past Events
Exclusive events for our members such as exhibition tours and receptions.
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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).
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 email@example.com or 213.830.5646.
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.
Members Only Exhibition Tour: hapa.me – 15 years of the hapa project
Join exhibition creator Kip Fulbeck for a gallery tour of hapa.me. Space is limited to 25 participants.
RSVP by September 4 using the link below. You can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 213.830.5646.