Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty

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Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty
Photograph: Courtesy Japanese American National Museum
Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty at the Japanese American National Museum

After the shocking announcement that Hello Kitty is not (gasp!) a cat at all, you're going to want to take a closer look (just to make sure and, you know, draw your own conclusions) at this fun exhibition at the Japanese American National Museum. Celebrate Hello Kitty's 40th anniversary/birthday with this retrospective at JANM. Curated by Christine Yano—author of Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek Across the Pacific—and Jamie Rivadeneira—founder and owner of pop culture-inspired boutique JapanLA—the specially-ticketed exhibit will combine both rare archived products and contemporary mixed media works. Mark your calendars for Hello Kitty Con too (it's happening) at the Geffen Contemporary, super close to the JANM. Starting May 6, you can grab discount tickets ($14) on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Event website: http://www.janm.org/exhibits/hellokitty/
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