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Chado Tea Room Opening at JANM
Kristin's List, June 11, 2008

"No pleasure is simpler, no luxury cheaper, no consciousness-altering substance more benign," remarks James Norwood Pratt, tea specialist and author of the New Tea Lover’s Treasury. To celebrate the grand opening of the Chado Tea Room at the Japanese American National Museum, join Pratt for a presentation on tea lore followed by a full afternoon tea.

Living Flower: Ikebana and Contemporary Art
Kristin's List, June 10, 2008

A gallery stocked with fresh flowers alongside works by Noguchi and Mapplethorpe, what more could a girl ask for? "Living Flowers: Ikebana and Contemporary Art" is the innovative exhibit which pairs ikebana (Japanese flower arranging) with the works of over 20 contemporary artists. Whether the influences are conscious or unconscious, the two mediums have a visual reciprocity.

Going Beyond an Ordinary Online Database
AASLH History News, March 31, 2008
In Tim Grove's column "History Bytes" in the Winter 2008 issue of AASLH's (American Association for State and Local History) History News, he reviews DiscoverNikkei.org, a major project of the National Museum—Discover Nikkei's features take it beyond a mere database into the newer realm of interactivity—users also contribute to the site. The article is available in a PDF by clicking on the link above.
Asian Art, By Way of Blondie
Downtown News, February 25, 2008
Writer Julie Riggot previews the traveling art exhibition, "One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now", installed at the Japanese American National Museum through May 4. Riggot witnessed some of the site-specific installation by artists Jean Shin and Chitra Ganesh, two of the 17 artists whose work makes up this show organized by the Asia Society, New York.
Museum Pieces
Chicago Tribune, March 5, 2008
Many museum stores are selling unique and chic items, including the Japanese American National Museum's Store. This article lists some of the different products available at museum stores, including an Okasane pendant by Tacoma artist Patty Nulph that is available at the Japanese American National Museum (see photo with article).
UNITED BY THEIR DIFFERENCES: Review of One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now
Los Angeles Times, March 11, 2008
Los Angeles Times Art Critic Christopher Knight reviews the traveling exhibition, "One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now", which runs at the Japanese American National Museum through May 4, 2008. Organized by the Asia Society, New York, and co-curated by Karin Higa of the National Museum, Melissa Chiu of the Asia Society, New York, and UC Davis professor Susette S. Min, "One Way" shows the diversity of Asian Americans and makes it clear they all do not engage in identity works.
Book Tells Story of Governor's Courage
The Coloradoan-Fort Collins, CO, March 7, 2008
Governor Ralph Carr of Colorado took a principled stand during World War II, welcoming Japanese Americans to his state at a time when racism was rampant. He paid a heavy price, losing his re-electiion bid. Adam Shrager, a political reporter for 9News, an NBC affiliate, in Denver, has written a biography on Carr, "The Principled Politician: The Ralph Carr Story". which has just been published. Shrager will speak at the Japanese American National Museum on Saturday, March 22, at a public program and will be the keynote speaker at a July 6th luncheon, part of the National Museum's national conference, "Whose America? Who's American? Diversity, Civil Liberties and Social Justice", set for July 3-6 in Denver.
Daily Sun article
Daily Sun, February 22, 2008
The Daily Sun covered the opening reception for the traveling art exhibition, "One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now", which was organized by the Asia Society, New York, and is now installed at the Japanese American National Museum through May 4, 2008. The article, in Japanese, is available on a PDF by clicking on the link above.
Artists Blend Critical and Commercial Cultures
UCLA Daily Bruin, November 19, 2007
A look at both MOCA's Murakami exhibition and the Japanese American National Museum's Giant Robot Biennale: 50 Issues exhibition.
Jewish, Asian American Leaders Gather at Japanese American National Museum to Forge Stronger Ties
Los Angeles Times, December 7, 2007
Jewish and Asian American leaders in Southern California convened at the Japanese American National Museum to forge stronger ties in hopes of combating racism and stereotyping as part of an initiative of the Anti-Defamation League.
Enduring Communities Delivers Fresh Take on Japanese American Experience to History Classes
Institute of Museum and Library Services, October 1, 2007
The Institute and Library Services describes how the Japanese American National Museum's multi-state project, 'Enduring Communities: The Japanese American Experience in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Utah", is helping local teachers develop curriculum on the Japanese American World War II experience, with each state taking a unique approach.
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giant robot, December 6, 2007
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Giant Robot Exhibition Opens At Japanese American National Museum
Asian Week, November 19, 2007
By: Vivien Hao

 

 

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