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Young Professionals Network Past Events

The Young Professionals Network (YPN) is a social and business association of young professionals that supports the National Museum and its mission to enhance appreciation for America’s ethnic and cultural diversity. YPN provides opportunities for professional and personal development, community building, volunteering, fundraising, and public outreach and engagement.


Friday, November 21, 2014
6:00 PM—9:00 PM

Hello Kitty Happy Hour: Members Only/Young Professionals Network Event


This exclusive Hello Kitty Happy Hour is open only to JANM’s Young Professionals Network Associates who are also JANM Members.

In addition to enjoying complimentary drinks and light refreshments, attendees will be able to see the Hello! exhibition after public hours. Exhibition tours led by Sanrio will begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Attendees may also bring one guest for a fee of $25.

For more information, contact

In conjunction with the exhibition Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty
Thursday, October 10, 2013
6:00 PM—9:30 PM

Preview Reception for Marvels & Monsters: Unmasking Asian Images in U.S. Comics, 1942-1986

Join us for a special preview, the “Marvels & Monsters: Unbound” Showcase, and reception to celebrate the opening of the Marvels & Monsters: Unmasking Asian Images in U.S. Comics, 1942-1986 exhibition.

Hosted by the JANM Young Professionals Network.

To RSVP, contact or 213.625.0414, ext. 2222.

Thursday, August 15, 2013
6:00 PM

JANM Young Professionals Network - Little Tokyo Summer Nights


Come mix, mingle, and network with other young professionals during a special evening at JANM. Visible & Invisible: A Hapa Japanese American History will be opened to attendees. Early attendees will be treated to a private tour by co-curators Professor Duncan Williams and Dr. Lily Anne Welty.

Food and drinks (including beer, wine, sake, and limited cocktails) will be provided; music will be provided by DJ Roldan; and the 2013 Nisei Week Court will be selling raffle tickets for several great prizes (including Dodgers tickets, an Apple iPad, and Hollywood Bowl tickets).

6:00 p.m. Private Exhibition Tour (space is limited)
6:30 p.m. Mixer

Purchase pre-sale tickets here:




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