In conjunction with an exhibition on the immigrant experience, the museum hosts workshops ranging from a letter-writing session to paper crane folding and weaving lessons.
A project illustrates how the explosion of the internet has allowed for a more involved, varied, and purposeful construction of one’s identity.
The Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles acquired the items that are now on display in an exhibition that underscores the tragic context of their making.
This year, the Getty initiative known as Pacific Standard Time has focused on the very broad categories of Latino and Latin American art. How we talk about these categories matters.
On the 75th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s executive order that led to the imprisonment of 120,000 Japanese Americans, the document went on display at Los Angeles’s Japanese American National Museum.
Instructions to All Persons at the Japanese American National Museum looks back at Executive Order 9066, which was signed by President Roosevelt 75 years ago.
The Philbrook Museum of Art, Tenement Museum, and Japanese American National Museum are among those speaking out.
LOS ANGELES — While museum biennials can generally feel like lofty affairs, the Giant Robot Biennale 4 at the Japanese American National Museum takes a more populist approach to its roster of visual artists and illustrators, presenting sketchbooks and zines as well as paintings and sculptures.
Imagine this: boxes of family photos, wood carvings, landscape paintings, handmade jewelry, and other items being put up for auction.
LOS ANGELES — The retrospective: it’s standard fare in the museum world, a survey of an artist’s work over some stretch of her career. In Los Angeles, however, I’m not sure if there’s such a thing as “standard fare.”
LOS ANGELES — In August 1942, thousands of Japanese Americans from Los Angeles began their lives as prisoners on a wide stretch of prairie in northwestern Wyoming.