WEEK OF MAY 11, 2020
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Catch up on the online programs, presentations, and resources you might have missed and see what s upcoming!

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Japanese American Incarceration - Focus on the Assembly Centers
What was it like to live in a temporary detention center? Explore this JANM-created lesson about the “assembly centers” used to temporarily detain Japanese Americans during WWII before transport to more permanent concentration camps. Learn through art and artifacts from JANM’s collection in this ready-to-use digital lesson for young and old learners alike!
Food in Los Angeles: Transcendients Community Celebration Panel Discussion
How does food affect Los Angeles? How can food unite or divide us? Rudy Espinoza, Ron Finley, and Evan Kleiman discussed these topics and how they are creating new avenues of self-actualization for communities in L.A. during the Food in Los Angeles panel at the Transcendients Community Celebration: Challenging Borders event at JANM on March 7, 2020.
JANM History Breakdown:
Umeya Rice Cake Company
Watch the latest episode of JANM's History Breakdown as we take you through the beginnings of the well-loved Umeya Rice Crackers. Watch along and learn how the savory treats came to be an international brand that started in Little Tokyo.
Transcendients Community Celebration w ith East LA Taiko
East LA Taiko is a Los Angeles-based group that blends Latin rhythms with taiko drumming to create a uniquely LA sound. They performed at JANM on March 7, 2020, as part of Transcendients Community Celebration: Challenging Borders.
Contested Histories
Learn about what was involved in traveling the Contested Histories: Art and Artifacts from the Allen Hendershott Eaton Collection display in this virtual talk from program developer and curator Clement Hanami on April 30, 2020.
Way Down in Egypt Land: Tamio Wakayama, Civil Rights Photographer
Nisei photographer Tamio Wakayama joined the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and volunteered his time to help protest organizers in the deep South. Someone put a camera in his hand and he began documenting what he was seeing, thus starting his lifelong career as a photographer/social activist.
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UPCOMING ONLINE EVENTS (all times listed are PDT)
Q&A with Shin Miyata, Director Akira Boch, and musicians Martha Gonzalez of Quetzal and David Gomez
Friday, May 15 at 6 p.m.
Join Shin Miyata, director Akira Boch, and musicians Martha Gonzalez of Quetzal and David Gomez as they discuss the film, Chicanx music in Japan, and more.
Art as Healing:
Mental Health within the API Community
Wednesday, May 20 at 6 p.m.
In collaboration with Changing Tides, and in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and Mental Health Awareness Month, hear from innovative artists and creatives who are speaking out about mental health within the API community through music, poetry, art, food, and film in a celebration of our community’s strength and resiliency.
Nikkei Uncovered:
a poetry reading
Thursday, May 21 at 6 p.m.
Published on Discover Nikkei, Nikkei Uncovered: a poetry column shares poetry around themes curated by author, poet, and performer traci kato-kiriyama. Now, the poetry column is going live! An intergenerational lineup of poets previously featured in the column will share their poetry in this online reading and open mic hosted by traci. Featuring Maiya Kuida-Osumi, Courtney Ozaki, Micah Tasaka, and Mitsuye Yamada.
Contested Histories:
On the Road II
Saturday, May 23 at 2 p.m.
Join us for another edition of Contested Histories: Art and Artifacts from the Allen Hendershott Eaton Collection from program developer and curator Clement Hanami. He'll talk about traveling the special display across the country.
Virtual Open House for Educators
Tuesday, May 26 at 4 p.m.
Join us for a brief orientation to the education resources available to you digitally through JANM. This quick, 30-minute webinar and Q&A will provide an overview of new and existing educational resources including video tutorials, lessons and curriculum, activities, and more.
JANM Digital Film Festival:
Masters of Modern Design
Sun., May 24 at 5 p.m. on KCET*
*Check local listings. Watch live on KCET or watch starting May   24 on our YouTube channel.
A look at the influence of Japanese American artists on modern design. From the iconic typeface of The Godfather book cover to Herman Miller’s Noguchi table, the influence of Japanese American artists and designers in postwar American art and design is unparalleled. Featured artists: Ruth Asawa, George Nakashima, Isamu Noguchi, S. Neil Fujita  and  Gyo Obata.  Co-produced by JANM’s Watase Media Arts Center .
Masters of Modern Design: Q&A with Kiku Obata, Mira Nakashima, Kenji Fujita, and Addie Lanier
Friday, May 29 at 6 p.m.
Join Kiku Obata (designer and daughter of Gyo Obata), Mira Nakashima (furniture designer and daughter of George Nakashima), Kenji Fujita (artist and son of S. Neil Fujita), and Addie Lanier (daughter of Ruth Asawa) as they talk about their parents’ lives and legacies.
Visit janm.org/events/virtual to see all of our upcoming online events.
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Member Appreciation Days
Fri., May 8 - Fri., May 15
Traditionally, our Member Appreciation Days represent a partnership between JANM and other fantastic Southern California museums to offer free reciprocal admission and 20% store discounts to our collective membership. While we and our partner institutions remain closed to the public due to Safer at Home orders, we’re pleased to offer the 20% discount to JANM Members through our online store—for an extra 5 days!

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