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 is a specially ticketed 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 and watch QVC’s Hello Kitty—A 40th Anniversary Celebration show on October 9, 10 a.m. PDT/1 p.m. EDT.

 

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