The Japanese American National Museum and Sanrio present Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty, the world’s first large-scale Hello Kitty museum retrospective.
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!, the first exhibition of its kind in the world, is curated by Christine Yano, Ph.D., author of Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek Across the Pacific, and Jamie Rivadeneira, founder and owner of pop culture-inspired boutique JapanLA.
Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty will be a specially ticketed exhibition.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for ages 6-17, free for ages 5 and under. All admissions based on timed entry. Obtaining tickets in advance is strongly encouraged. Tickets on sale September 29, 2014.
JANM members receive FREE admission (one visit per day) to Hello! Become a member today for this and other benefits, including access to the Hello! ticket reservation system beginning August 18, 2014—6 weeks earlier than the public! Visit the JANM front desk or join/renew online.
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.
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