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Join us at Reunited -  the 2021 JANM Gala & Auction


Each year, the Gala renews our connections, reignites our passion, and celebrates those who inspire us. As our largest fundraiser, the Japanese American National Museum's Gala & Auction is crucial to supporting our educational programming and outreach.

Join us at Reunited for an evening of music, entertainment, and special guests! Come celebrate our accomplishments, and help support our exciting plans for the future.

To be COVID-safe, the 2021 JANM Gala & Auction will be virtual. 

Our Reunited Gala & Auction will feature:

  • A virtual variety show with many special guests including actor George Takei, actress/comedian Amy Hill, Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts and many others,
  • Our online auction with exciting Asian arts, crafts, and one-of-a-kind gifts,
  • And the announcement of the 2021 Lexus Opportunity Drawing winner. 

We invite you, your family, and friends to celebrate with us at our Gala & Auction on May 1, 2021.

Both the program and the auction are free and open to the public.

  • The online auction is currently open for bidding and will close on Saturday, May 1st at 8pm (PDT).
  • For information about sponsorships (starting at $3,000) and other ways to support the Museum, visit, contact , or (213) 830-5646.

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In our effort to protect public health, under COVID-19 guidelines, we have not been able to welcome visitors to since March 2020. As a result, we've shifted educational programs like the School Visit program to virtual platforms. We now have five enriching programs that meet the needs of students and state educational standards, from first grade to college level.

Your support of the Bid For Education program enables us to provide virtual Museum visits for primary and secondary school students from Title I schools and groups who have demonstrated financial need.

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