I’ve spent my last five years working on Hello! The Sueprcute World of Hello Kitty. I consider myself a Hello Kitty expert. See it before it leaves at the end of the month — only three weeks away. If you come when I’m at the museum (and I’m not in a meeting or busy) I’d be happy to walk you through.
Here is more information about the show:
The Japanese American National Museum presents Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty, the first large-scale Hello Kitty museum retrospective in the United States.
Organized as part of the global icon’s 40th-anniversary celebrations, the exhibition examines the colorful history of Hello Kitty and her influence on popular culture. Hello! includes an extensive product survey, with rare and unique items from the Sanrio archives, alongside a selection of innovative contemporary artworks inspired by Hello Kitty and her world.
Hello! is curated by Christine Yano, PhD, author of Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek Across the Pacific, and Jamie Rivadeneira, founder and owner of the Los Angeles pop culture boutique JapanLA.
Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty is a specially ticketed exhibition.
We have a lot of great public programs, including a Hello Kitty closing party, as well. You can check them out here: http://www.janm.org/exhibits/hellokitty/events/