Last week we looked back at the highlights of 2012, and this week we’re looking forward! There’s a lot to be excited about in the year ahead. Here’s what’s coming up:
In addition to the exhibitions currently on view, The Garden in Asia and The Art of Continuity: Revering our Elders, we’ll open four additional exhibitions featuring both traditional and contemporary Asian art. Beginning April 5, 2013, pieces from the famed Harari Collection will be featured in the exhibition Focus on the Subject: The Art of the Harari Collection in the Frank and Toshie Mosher Gallery of Japanese Art. Masterpieces from the collection will be featured alongside other objects from the Pacific Asia Museum collection for close study of themes in Japanese art, including landscape and writing. We’ll also present a series of exhibitions in the Focus Gallery of contemporary Asian art throughout 2013. Works by Japanese, Korean and South Asian artists will examine trends in contemporary Asian art and introduce lesser-known traditional art forms that are still practiced today. Check out the full exhibition schedule on our website, and check back here for previews of each show!
There’s always something to do at Pacific Asia Museum! Whether it’s one of our popular ongoing classes (we talked about our yoga class a while back) or one of our popular series like Authors on Asia or Free Family Festivals, we hold many programs throughout the year to deepen your understanding of Asian art and culture. In the immediate future, we’re looking forward to our annual Lunar New Year Festival on February 2 (schedule soon to be posted here) and the return of Art and Coffee on January 11 (check out a recap of a previous Art and Coffee events here). And of course, we’ll bring back Fusion Fridays and hold several Free Family Festivals throughout the year (mark your calendar for the first Free Family Festival of the year on March 17). Make sure you don’t miss any of our great upcoming events by checking out our online Events Calendar and signing up for our bi-weekly e-newsletters at the bottom of our home page.
In addition to temporary exhibitions, Pacific Asia Museum will continue renovations of permanent galleries. In keeping with the successful installations in the Introduction Gallery and Gallery of Korean Art, both renovated within the past two years, the Chinese and South Asian-Himalayan Galleries will be renovated and re-installed with thematic permanent exhibitions intended to rotate periodically. We’ll be posting a lot more about these renovations in the coming year as well!
We’re certainly excited about 2013, and hope you are too. Keep checking back as we explore all these great exhibitions and events with special behind-the-scenes looks and deeper exploration of artworks. ~CM