You don’t want to miss out on the special member benefits for our upcoming arts-related exhibitions:
Glorious Excess (Dies): Paintings by Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda
January 24–March 22, 2009
Glorious Excess (Dies) is an expanded continuation of a series of paintings and digital work by the musician/producer/artist Mike
Shinoda that premiered at the National Museum in July 2008. Like
its predecessor, Glorious Excess (Dies) explores contemporary
society’s obsession with gossip and celebrity, through Shinoda’s
own brand of provocative modern-vanitas imagery and pop references.
Gokurosama: Contemporary Photographs of the Nisei in Hawai‘i
February 14–May 24, 2009
Gokurōsama: Contemporary Photographs of the Nisei in Hawai‘i is an exhibition of 35 black & white portraits by Honolulu photographer Brian Y. Sato. The term gokurosama, which is used to express appreciation of someone’s hard work and sacrifice, embodies the spirit and cultural heritage of these second-generation Japanese Americans in Hawai‘i. Starting in 2002, Sato photographed more than 70 Nisei from O‘ahu and the other neighboring islands, determined to capture their images on an individual, and very personal level.
Textured Lives: Japanese Immigrant Clothing from the Plantations of Hawai‘i
May 2009–September 2009
This exhibition will explore the material culture of Issei from the pre-World War II plantations of Hawai‘i and the evocative stories that these textiles symbolize. Through the colorful display of intricately woven and handpainted kimono and plantation clothing and use of unique audio and visual resources, this exhibition will give voice to the experiences of the issei that were marked by innumerable hardships, as well as inspiring triumphs.
Be a part of L.A.’s exciting, diverse arts and cultural scene as a member of the Japanese American National Museum. Members at the Director’s Circle Level and above receive invitations for special Upper Level Member events which include exhibition previews, lectures, educational programs, and insider tours of museums, collections, homes, and gardens.
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