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Saturday, July 30, 2016
11:00 AM—5:00 PM

Tatau Opening Day Celebration

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Join us for the opening day of Tatau! Our daylong celebration will include:

12 p.m.: Traditional Samoan ‘ava ceremony

1 p.m.–3:30 p.m.: Live tattooing demonstrations by exhibiting artists Su‘a Sulu‘ape Peter, Sulu‘ape Si‘i Liufau, Tuigamala Andy Tauafiafi, Mike Fatutoa, and Sulu‘ape Steve Looney

1:30 p.m.–2:10 p.m.: Remarks by Ann Burroughs, JANM Interim President and CEO; exhibition curator Takahiro “Ryudaibori” Kitamura; exhibition photographer and documentary film director John Agcaoili; expert tattooist and television personality Chris Nunez; and artists Sulu‘ape Steve Looney and Su‘a Sulu‘ape Alaiva‘a Petelo.

2:20 p.m.–3 p.m.: “Tattooed Lines: Histories of Connection and Disconnection,” a lecture by author and curator Sean Mallon

3:15 p.m.: Live viewing of tattooed models, with introductions by Chris Nunez

4 p.m.–4:30 p.m.: Catalog signing with curator and artists

4:30 p.m.: performance by Measina a Samoa

Polynesian acoustic music by Tui Letuli and others throughout the day

Image: Tattoo by Su‘a Sulu‘ape Peter. Photo by John Agcaoili.

In conjunction with the exhibition Tatau: Marks of Polynesia
Thursday, July 21, 2016
7:00 PM

JANM Summer Night Concerts—Viva La Taiko: From Tokyo to Los Angeles

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FREE

JANM’s summer evening concert series featuring Asian American performers is back! Tonight’s focus is on taiko, with featured performers East LA Taiko and Asano Taiko UnitOne.

Asano Taiko UnitOne boasts some of North America’s most exciting performers and a world-class taiko repertoire. The group has performed at the 2015 North American Taiko Conference and the 2015 Extasia festival in Japan.

East LA Taiko, featuring Chicana rockstar Lysa Flores, will continue the excitement with their unique and infectious blend of Latin musical roots, Afro-Cuban rhythms, ska-punk riffs, and driving taiko beats. Join us for a very special evening that will evoke musical traditions from around the globe!

India Jones Chow Truck will be on site, along with a beer garden sponsored by Kirin Brewery of America LLC (cash only).

Saturday, March 19, 2016

2016 Gala Dinner, Silent Auction, and After Party

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Moving Images, Telling Stories

Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, Los Angeles
(Please note new venue.)

Film and video are powerful tools used for generations to document, reflect, and influence people and culture. The Japanese American National Museum’s 2016 Gala Dinner will focus on the museum’s significant collection of moving images and how these compelling first-person resources have helped portray the Japanese American story as an integral part of the broader American narrative.

Honorees will include Karen L. Ishizuka and Robert A. Nakamura, who founded the museum’s Frank H. Watase Media Arts Center and pioneered its unparalleled collection of home movies and video life histories, and Ken Burns, the award-winning filmmaker who has made extensive use of JANM’s media assets while reaching a mass worldwide audience.

Win an All-New 2016 Lexus RX 450h F SPORT!
Enter the 2016 Lexus Opportunity Drawing, sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.

Visit janm.org/dinner2016 for more details on the Gala, information about sponsorship opportunities, and to purchase Lexus Opportunity Drawing tickets and individual Gala Dinner tickets.

Saturday, January 16, 2016
10:00 AM—12:00 PM

GRB4 Girl Scout Program

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By popular demand, JANM is continuing to offer occasional programs just for Girl Scouts.

Current, active Girl Scouts of middle-school age and older will enjoy a private viewing of the Giant Robot Biennale 4 exhibition before the museum opens to the public. They can then participate in a zine-making workshop with artist Yumi Sakugawa, whose art is featured in the exhibition. Participants will receive a special JANM patch at the end of their visit.

Free for JANM members; $10 for non-members (scouts and accompanying parents/troop leaders). Limited to 35 attendees. Advance reservations required.

In conjunction with the exhibition Giant Robot Biennale 4
Saturday, January 9, 2016
10:00 AM—12:00 PM

GRB4 Girl Scout Program

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By popular demand, JANM is continuing to offer occasional programs just for Girl Scouts.

Current, active Girl Scouts of middle-school age and older will enjoy a private viewing of the Giant Robot Biennale 4 exhibition before the museum opens to the public. They can then participate in a zine-making workshop with artist Yumi Sakugawa, whose art is featured in the exhibition. Participants will receive a special JANM patch at the end of their visit.

Free for JANM members; $10 for non-members (scouts and accompanying parents/troop leaders). Limited to 35 attendees. Advance reservations required.

In conjunction with the exhibition Giant Robot Biennale 4
Saturday, November 21, 2015
12:00 PM—4:30 PM

NUNO Textiles Trunk Show

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Saturday, November 21–Sunday, November 22
12 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

“Nuno” is the Japanese word for fabric. Since launching in 1984, NUNO Textiles has worked exclusively with weavers and dyers in Japan, combining old practices with new technologies to create textiles that are original, distinctive, and fresh. Today, NUNO designs are highly acclaimed and reside in the collections of major museums around the world.

Just in time for holiday shopping, NUNO presents a trunk show of their world-renowned scarves, shawls, and accessories—perfect gifts for the special people in your life.

 

 

 

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