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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day
September 18, 2021

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day at California Museum
Saturday, September 18, 2021 • 10 am  – 5 pm
Free with advance registration starting Wed., Aug. 18

Enjoy free admission with advance registration and a day of “Experience America” activities during Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day at the California Museum on Sat., Sept. 18, 2021.

Ticketholders are invited to participate in the Museum’s #ExperienceAmerica festivities, celebrating the return to visiting the nation’s history, arts and culture institutions. Complimentary activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. include:

  • Self-guided tours of “Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit” on view through Nov. 7, 2021, featuring contemporary photographs of Japanese American survivors of mass incarceration taken by photojournalist Paul Kitagaki, Jr., paired with historic images of the same subjects taken by Dorothea Lange and others during WWII.
  • Docent-led tours of “Uprooted! Japanese Americans During WWII” by Japanese American survivors of mass incarceration sharing their experiences of life behind barbed wire in wartime California.
  • Crafts including making origami “orizuru” (folded crane) and “senbazuru” (garland of a thousand cranes).
  • Scavenger hunt exploring how people came to California and stayed to shape the modern state appropriate in multiple exhibitions for ages 5 and up.

Advance ticket registration is required to receive free admission. To register starting Wed., Aug. 18, visit the Smithsonian magazine Museum Day website.