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At First Light: The Dawning of Asian Pacific America

  • Japanese American National Museum 100 North Central Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90012 United States (map)

This is a multi-media exhibition that explores and celebrates the emergence of a politically defined Asian Pacific American consciousness and identity. At First Light chronicles the transformation of the un-American categorization of “Oriental” to the political identity of “Asian Pacific American” that rejected racist stereotypes, stood up for human rights, recovered lost histories, and created new cultural expressions.


Tuesdays – Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.,
Thursdays 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m.


Adults – $10, Seniors and Youth – $6
Members and Children under 5 – Free
Admission Free Thursdays from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Earlier Event: May 2
Chinatown After Dark
Later Event: May 31
Lummis Day Festival