Hello Kitty bow About the Exhibition

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! is curated by Christine Yano, PhD, author of Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek Across the Pacific, and Jamie Rivadeneira, founder and owner of the Los Angeles pop culture boutique JapanLA.

Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty was on display at the Japanese American National Museum October 11, 2014 – May 31, 2015. Below are sponsors of JANM’s presentation of the exhibition.


Partner: Toyota - Let's Go Places

Friends: Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles   Typecraft

Public Programs Sponsors:   Target   Tateuchi Foundation

Media Sponsor: The Rafu Shimpo

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Hello Kitty on QVC
In addition to the Hello Kitty products available exclusively from the JANM Store, QVC is featuring its own 40th anniversary exclusives and more. See the collection here.


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