Events

Programs are free for museum members and included with admission for visitors, unless otherwise noted.

To see a complete listing of the JANM’s programs, visit janm.org/events.

 

 

Saturday, February 9, 2019
10:30 AM

Members Only Exhibition Tour: Gambatte!

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Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit features contemporary photos taken by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Paul Kitagaki Jr. of Japanese Americans who were forcibly removed and incarcerated during WWII displayed next to images shot 75 years ago by such noted photographers as Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, and others; each pairing features the same individuals or their direct descendants as the subject matter.

Join Paul Kitagaki Jr. for a gallery tour during which he’ll discuss his project. Limited to 25 participants.

RSVP by February 5 using the link below. You can also contact memberevents@janm.org or 213.830.5646.

Saturday, February 9, 2019
1:00 PM

Members Only Meet-and-Greet with Paul Kitagaki Jr.

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All members are invited to this exclusive reception with Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Paul Kitagaki Jr. prior to the panel discussion at 2 p.m.

Space is limited. RSVP by February 5 using the link below. You can also contact memberevents@janm.org or 213.830.5646.

Saturday, February 9, 2019
2:00 PM

Panel Discussion—Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit

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Paul Kitagaki Jr., photographer of Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit, will discuss his creative process, stories about the images, and the effects this project has had on those both behind and in front of the camera. He will be joined by Mason Tachibana and Junzo Jake Ohara, who were photographed as part of the project. The discussion is followed by an audience Q&A.

Included with museum admission. RSVPs are recommended using the link below. Please check back for updates.

Please note that the book will not be available until April.

Read our interview with Paul Kitagaki Jr. about Gambatte! on Discover Nikkei.

In the Tateuchi Democracy Forum

Saturday, April 20, 2019
2:00 PM—3:00 PM

Gambatte! Exhibition Tour

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SOLD OUT

Join us for a gallery tour led by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Paul Kitagaki Jr. of his exhibition, Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit, which closes on April 28.

Limited to 30 participants. $12 general, free for JANM members. Museum admission included.

Join us for a book signing and reception with Paul Kitagaki Jr at 3 p.m. Click here to RSVP.

Saturday, April 20, 2019
3:00 PM—5:00 PM

Behind Barbed Wire Book Signing and Reception with Paul Kitagaki Jr.

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SOLD OUT

To commemorate the upcoming release of his new book, Behind Barbed Wire, and in celebration of his highly regarded exhibition, Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit, join photographer Paul Kitagaki Jr. for a special reception with several of the exhibition’s subjects. Kitagaki will also be signing copies of his forthcoming book, which has an official publication date of September 2019, but he will be offering a pre-publication sale and signing at this event.

In the George & Sakaye Aratani Central Hall

Read our interview with Paul Kitagaki Jr. about Gambatte! on Discover Nikkei.

 


Helene Nakamoto Mihara and Mary Ann Yahiro were photographed by Dorothea Lange at Raphael Weill School in San Francisco, California, in 1942. Paul Kitagaki Jr. photographed them again in 2007 at the school, now Rosa Parks Elementary School.

 

 


Helene Nakamoto Mihara and Mary Ann Yahiro were photographed by Dorothea Lange at Raphael Weill School in San Francisco, California, in 1942. Paul Kitagaki Jr. photographed them again in 2007 at the school, now Rosa Parks Elementary School.

 

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