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

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Saturday, January 27, 2018
10:30 AM

Members Only Exhibition Tour: Transpacific Borderlands


Join exhibition curator and JANM VP of Exhibitions Clement Hanami for a gallery tour Transpacific Borderlands. Limited to 25 participants.

RSVP by January 23 using the link below. You can also contact or 213.830.5646.

Saturday, December 2, 2017
10:30 AM

Transpacific Borderlands Members Only Artist Talk


Born to parents of Japanese and Mexican descent, Shizu Saldamando investigates the variety of social constructs and subcultures seen in Los Angeles’ backyard parties, dance clubs, music shows, hang-out spots, and art receptions. Through subtle and detailed drawings, she captures the unexpected influences at work in America’s social spaces.

Members are invited to join this featured Transpacific Borderlands artist for an intimate gallery talk about her work.

Limited to 25 participants. RSVP by November 28 using the link below. You can also contact or 213.830.5646.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Member Appreciation Days


Friday–Sunday, November 24–26, 2017

It’s time for Holiday M.A.D.ness! JANM members enjoy a 20% discount at the JANM Store and, plus free admission and a 20% discount at other SoCal institutions.

On Saturday, JANM hosts a Citron Trunk Show. And on the first annual Museum Store Sunday, we welcome noted children’s book author Allen Say for a special book signing.

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

Saturday, November 18, 2017
1:00 PM

Members Only Meet-and-Greet with Claudia Katayanagi


All members are invited to an intimate pre-event reception with filmmaker Claudia Katayanagi prior to the public screening and discussion with the filmmaker about her film, A Bitter Legacy.

Space is limited. RSVP by November 14 using the link below. You can also contact or 213.830.5646.

Friday, October 27, 2017
6:30 PM—8:30 PM

JANM ON THE ROAD: Reception for JANM Supporters in Washington, DC


JANM members and donors in the DC metro area are invited to hear from new President and CEO Ann Burroughs and meet many of the museum’s trustees and governors. Invitations will be mailed in September.

Contact for 213.830.5676 for more information.

Saturday, October 14, 2017
2:00 PM—3:30 PM

CANCELLED: Members Only—Intersecting Identities: Latin American Nikkei Focus


This new series of panel discussions is designed to break down barriers to social understanding. In conjunction with Transpacific Borderlands, today’s panel features three Latin American Nikkei who will share their personal experiences and perspectives. Moderated by Dr. Curtiss Takada Rooks, Assistant Professor of Asian and Asian American Studies, Loyola Marymount University.




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