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For Members

Murakami: Monsterized Members Opening Celebration

Let's get strange! Delight in our newest exhibition, sip specialty cocktails, shop exclusive merchandise at the Cha May Ching Museum Boutique, and monster mash the night away with special guest DJ Umami.

Member Tickets Available

In spectacular fashion, a luminary of art and popular culture imagines the monsters that pervade our real and virtual worlds. Celebrate the opening of Takashi Murakami: Unfamiliar People — Swelling of Monsterized Human Ego. We look forward to having a monstrously good time with you!


Event Details

Exhibition Viewing
Art Terrace Hang Out
DJ Set by DJ Umami
Cash Bars, Music, and Artmaking
Dining at Asian Box
Exhibition Shopping | Cha May Ching Museum Boutique

Attendees are encouraged to dress festively in cocktail attire or inspired by the “technicolor palette, goofy expressions, and eclectic mixture of motifs” found in Murakami’s artwork. Respectful cultural attire is always welcomed.


We strive to make the Asian Art Museum accessible and welcoming to all. Learn more about accessibility here. 

Celebration Tickets


Members at the Patron, Friend, and Member Premium levels enjoy early-bird access to the event from 6–7 PM. Advance tickets required. Interested in free, priority access as a member? Join today and enjoy a full year of amazing benefits.

We strongly recommend reserving tickets in advance, as tickets are not expected to be available at the door.

If your plans change please let us know so that your tickets can be released. Please email [email protected] (members please email [email protected]) with any questions.

Organizers & Sponsors

Image: Bacon: Scream (detail), 2019, by Takashi Murakami (Japanese, b. 1962). Acrylic, gold, and platinum leaf on canvas mounted on aluminum frame. Collection of D.K. Courtesy of the artist and Perrotin. © 2019 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Takashi Murakami: Unfamiliar People — Swelling of Monsterized Human Ego is organized by the Asian Art Museum. Presentation is made possible with the generous support of Kenneth C. Griffin and The Bernard Osher Foundation. Additional support is provided by Neiman Marcus, Sakana Foundation, and the W.L.S Spencer Foundation.  

Sustained support generously provided by the Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Endowment Fund for Exhibitions and the Kao/Williams Contemporary Art Exhibitions Fund. 

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