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Current Exhibitions

Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty
October 11, 2014 - May 31, 2015

The Japanese American National Museum presents Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty, the first large-scale Hello Kitty museum retrospective in the United States.

Organized as part of the global icon’s 40th-anniversary celebrations, the exhibition examines the colorful history of Hello Kitty and her influence on popular culture. Hello! includes an extensive product survey, with rare and unique items from the Sanrio archives, alongside a selection of innovative contemporary artworks inspired by Hello Kitty and her world.

Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty is a specially ticketed exhibition.

Common Ground: The Heart of Community
ongoing

Incorporating hundreds of objects, documents and photographs collected by the National Museum, this exhibition chronicles 130 years of Japanese American history, beginning with the early days of the Issei pioneers through the World War II incarceration to the present.

 

Traveling Exhibitions

Tattoo by Horikiku. Photo by Kip Fulbeck.

ON THE ROAD at Towson University - Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World
February 5 - May 2, 2015

TRAVELING EXHIBITION

Towson University
Asian Arts Gallery
Towson, MD

Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World is a groundbreaking photographic exhibition that explores the master craftsmanship of traditional Japanese tattoos and their enduring influence on modern tattoo practices.

 

 

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