8/28—Mike Shinoda Exhibition at JANM

Aug. 28—Mike Shinoda will display more of his art in the second part
of his series, Glorious Excess (Dies) at the Japanese American National Museum. Known primarily as one of the leaders of the musical group Linkin Park, Shinoda is a graduate of Art Center. He displayed some of his original art in the first show, Glorious Excess (Born) in 2008 at the National Museum. Both shows explore society’s obsession with celebrity culture as well as consumer addiction and its fascination with
excess. This exhibition will run through October 4.

The pop culture magazine, Giant Robot, and its founder Eric Nakamura will
then unveil its second exhibition at the National Museum on October 25. Its
first exhibition, Giant Robot Biennale: 50 Issues, opened in 2007 as part of
the magazine’s publication of its 50th issue. The exhibition featured an
eclectic group of artists together in a show that embodied the far-reaching
interest of the magazine.

For more information on any of these events, call the Japanese American
National Museum at (213) 625-0414 or go to www.janm.org.