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Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty
The EMP Museum at Seattle Center presents an exhibition that explores the Japanese and now global icon, Hello Kitty.
Since making her debut 40 years ago, Hello Kitty® has graced countless products, morphed through hundreds of thousands of design iterations, and befriended millions. She is a superstar and a global icon, yet has always maintained her essence to inspire happiness, friendship, and fun around the world.
Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty invites you to explore Hello Kitty’s colorful history and influence on art and culture in the first-ever exhibition of its kind. Organized as part of Hello Kitty’s 40th anniversary celebrations, Hello! showcases rare and unique pieces from Sanrio’s archive alongside mixed media works from contemporary artists around the globe inspired by Hello Kitty and her world.
Gain a new appreciation for the evolution of this transcontinental icon, and learn about the critical role she’s played in bridging Japanese and American cultures in the US. As Hello Kitty always says, “You can never have too many friends!”
Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty is included with museum admission and free for EMP Museum members.
Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty was created by the Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, in concert with Sanrio Inc., and is curated by Dr. Christine Yano and Jamie Rivadeneira. The exhibition is toured by Curatorial Assistance.
©1976, 2015 Sanrio Co., Ltd.
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