Japanese American National Museum (JANM)

Pasadena Art Alliance

The Japanese American National Museum is one of the nation’s premier culturally specific museums. Through the building of a comprehensive collection and development of multi-faceted exhibitions, educational activities, public programs, and publications, the Museum preserves and shares for current and future generations the rich and diverse stories of Japanese Americans for national and international audiences alike.

The grant-supported exhibition, hapa me: 15 Years of The Hapa Project, will feature “then and now” portraits by filmmaker and artist Kip Fulbeck, along with portraits of hundreds of new individuals. Hapa is the Hawai’ian derivative of the English word “half.” The exhibition will explore themes of multiracial identity by featuring 2001 and current (then and now) portraits of mixed race Asian/Pacific Islanders, along with their personal statements in those same years in response to the question “What are you?” The exhibition will be held from April 7 through October 28, 2018.