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

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Sunday, February 19, 2017
2:00 PM

Members Only Film Screening—For the Sake of the Children


For the Sake of the Children is a new, one-hour documentary that explores the legacy of the World War II US incarceration of Japanese Americans, with a particular focus on its impact on the descendants of incarcerated mothers.

The film examines the complex interplay of culture, racial prejudice, history, and intergenerational differences as it traces the life journeys of four generations of Japanese Americans. Reflecting a cross-section of society, these individuals include artists, politicians, lawyers, journalists, activists, and actors. Notable participants include Norman Y. Mineta, former US Secretary of Transportation and US Secretary of Commerce, and George Takei, actor and activist. Many of these stories have, until now, never been told.

RSVP by February 16 to or 213.830.5646.

Saturday, February 18, 2017
10:00 AM—12:00 PM

Members Only Program and Reception—Instructions to All Persons


This event has reached capacity.

All members are invited to enjoy a continental breakfast and program to mark the opening of Instructions to All Persons: Reflections on Executive Order 9066.

Program will include remarks by Ann Burroughs, JANM Interim President and CEO; Akira Chiba, the Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles; Dr. Matthew Stiffler, Arab American National Museum Research and Content Manager; and exhibition curator Clement Hanami, JANM Vice President of Operations and Art Director.

Saturday, January 28, 2017
10:30 AM

Members Only Exhibition Tour: Only the Oaks Remain: The Story of Tuna Canyon Detention Station


Join a representative from the Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition for an informative tour of this special display.

Limited to 20 members; reservations are required. RSVP to or 213.830.5646.

Saturday, December 17, 2016
10:30 AM

Members Only Exhibition Tour: Uprooted


Join Uprooted: Japanese American Farm Labor Camps During World War II exhibition curator Morgen Young for an exclusive gallery tour.

This tour has reached capacity; no additional reservations can be accepted.

Image: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection, LC-USF34-073759-D.

Saturday, December 10, 2016
2:00 PM

Members Only Program and Reception—Only the Oaks Remain


Only the Oaks Remain tells the true stories of those targeted as dangerous enemy aliens and imprisoned in the Tuna Canyon Detention Station, located in the Tujunga neighborhood of Los Angeles, by the US Department of Justice during World War II.

In conjunction with the opening day, all JANM members are invited to a moderated panel discussion. Speakers will include Dr. Lloyd Hitt, local Tujunga historian; Dr. Sigrid Toye, daughter of a German detainee taken on the night that bombs fell on Pearl Harbor; and Grace Shimizu, who will talk about the Japanese Latin Americans who were imprisoned at Tuna Canyon. Program will be followed by a light reception.

RSVP by December 7 to or 213.625.0414, ext. 2222.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Member Appreciation Days


Friday–Sunday, November 25–27, 2016

JANM members always enjoy a 10% store discount and free admission to JANM. On this special weekend, take advantage of a 20% discount at the JANM Store and, plus free admission and a 20% store discount at 17 participating Southern California institutions.

New participants this season will include Palm Springs Art Museum, who will join returning favorites such as MOCA, California Science Center, Skirball Cultural Center, LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, and many more.

Visit in November for details, restrictions, and a complete list of participants.




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