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Past Exhibitions

Glorious Excess (Dies): Paintings by Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda

August 30 - October 4, 2009

Following his highly-successful 2008 show, Glorious Excess (Born), Mike Shinoda returns to the National Museum to unveil his latest collection of paintings and digital works. Larger, broader, and more sensational than before, Glorious Excess (Dies) is the next chapter in his series exploring society’s obsession with celebrity culture, consumer addiction, and fascination with excess.

Shinoda’s new works continue to evolve, blending his personal experiences in the spotlight with social commentary and fine art technique while expanding his signature visual vocabulary, juxtaposing symbols of death, money and sex against vibrant neo-pop imagery. In an age where superstardom dominates the media, Glorious Excess (Dies) immortalizes consumption, fame and wealth, challenging the viewer to question what is real.


Related content on Discover Nikkei:

  • Clips from a 2006 interview with Mike Shinoda
  • Tabloid Tableaus: Mike Shinoda and the Glorious Excess of Celebrity Lives by Darryl Mori

    Mike Shinoda’s Customized “Icon” Honda Fury

    The Japanese American National Museum, in collaboration with Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda, have teamed up with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. to create a customized “Icon” Honda Fury.

    This brand new, under warranty 2010 Honda Fury was donated by American Honda Motor Co., Inc. in conjunction with the exhibition Glorious Excess (Dies). Mr. Shinoda has donated his time and talents to create this custom Honda Fury that features a custom wrap of his art as well as his own personal additions. Together, they have provided a one-of-a-kind art work opportunity for one lucky purchaser.

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    Past Events

    Sunday, October 4, 2009

    Exhibition Closing

    events/Skull_100_.jpg Mike Shinoda Glorious Excess (Dies) closes.

    Sunday, August 30, 2009
    2:00 PM—4:00 PM

    FOR MEMBERS ONLY: A Conversation with Mike Shinoda


    $40.00 per person

    Join other JANM members for this special and intimate event as he discusses Glorious Excess and engages in a dialogue about his art. Signing to follow.

    This ticketed event is open to Japanese American National Museum members only. Tickets will go on sale on-line only Tuesday, August 18, 2009, at 10:00 AM, PST. Limit two tickets per membership; space is limited.

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    Saturday, August 29, 2009

    Public Opening and Signing with Mike Shinoda

    Free Admission
    8 - 10 PM

    Help us celebrate the opening of Mike Shinoda Glorious Excess (Dies).

    Mike Shinoda will be signing from 8 to 10 PM

    Please Note:
    * No RSVPs accepted
    * Admission based on a first come, first served basis
    * Maximum occupancy will be strictly enforced



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