USC Pacific Asia Museum Jan. 27 – Feb. 2

January 27, 2014

Here are some upcoming exhibitions and events or go to www.pacificasiamuseum.org for the full list.

SILK ROAD STORYTIME Saturday, Feb. 1, 10:30 It’s all about dragons this month! Enjoy stories with storyteller Sunny Stevenson, plus make a fun dragon craft, and try a traditional snack. Free and open to the public.

TitusAUTHORS ON ASIA Feb. 2, 2 pm Felicitas Titus will discuss and show images from her book, Old Beijing: Postcards from the Imperial City Camel trains arriving at a city gate; the distinctive architecture of the Forbidden City, its pagodas, imperial buildings and temples; Manchu fashion, the Empress Dowager and the child emperor Puyi; street performers and foreign tourists—all come to life again in this extraordinary collection of rare and vintage postcards. This delightful offers a unique look at a vanished China and its storied capital. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Light refreshments. RSVP to Museum Store 626.449.272742 ext. 20.

Border

UPCOMING EXHIBITION: OPENING FEBRUARY 7 
The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America presents a collection of visual narratives about the Chinese and Mexican immigrant experiences. Through the works of five contemporary artists, the exhibition explores the recurring issues of immigration, border relations andlabor practices that have persisted throughout U.S. history and remain timely today. Artists featured are Andrea Bowers, Margarita Cabrera, Tony de los Reyes, Zhi Lin and Hung Liu.

Image shown: Tony de los Reyes, Border Theory (indeterminate zone/ black), 2013, Dye and oil on linen, Courtesy of the artist © Tony de los Reyes

RELATED PROGRAMS TO UPCOMING EXHIBITION
March 8, 2 pm Join guest curator Chip Tom for a closer look at the poignant and engaging works featured in The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America.
April 6, 2-4 pm Shelley Fishkin, co-director of Stanford University’s Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project presents “Re-imagining America: Sites of Trauma and Possibility in Cultural Memory.” How have Chinese American and Mexican American artists and writers re-imagined places and chapters of the past that are sites of haunting absence and ghostly presence in the cultural memory of their communities? This talk will examine how contemporary artists and writers have transformed the U.S.-Mexico Border and the landscape of the Transcontinental Railroad—iconic sites of violence, erasure and invisibility—into sites of creativity.
April 11, 4 pm Art and Coffee is a series of informal Friday afternoon get-togethers when curatorial staff discuss selected items in The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America. Coffee provided by Starbucks.

ONGOING EXHIBITONS

Through March 2 Ralli Quilts: Contemporary Textiles from Pakistan features handmade quilts by women in the areas of Sindh, Pakistan, western India, and surrounding areas.

Through March 30 Focus on the Subject: The Art of the Harari Collection presenting the renowned Edo (1603-1868) and Meiji (1868-1912) era paintings and drawings collected by Ralph Harari.

ONGOING  EVENTS

THURSDAY, Jan. 30 12:30-1:30 p.m. Yoga Designed with a lunch-hour audience in mind, instructor Jill Zepezauer’s Hatha Yoga is uniquely accessible. $10 per class or buy a series and save. Beginners always welcome.

SATURDAY, Feb. 1

8-9:30 am Tai Chi Held in the peaceful surroundings of the museum’s courtyard. $10. Beginners always welcome.

8:45-9:45 am Chinese Calligraphy Call (626) 449-2742 ext. 19 for more information.

10 am-Noon Chinese Brush Painting Class Call (626) 449-2742 ext. 19 for more information.

10:30 am Silk Road Storytime

1 p.m. Weekly Tour: Our Highlights Tour gives a great overview of USC Pacific Asia Museum. Join our docents for this 30-minute free tour of our galleries.

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USC Pacific Asia Museum: Jan. 21-26

January 13, 2014

Here are some highlights for this week at USC Pacific Asia Museum or view a full schedule of events www.pacificasiamuseum.org

DOUBLE Free Admission Days!
Friday, Jan. 24 and Saturday, Jan. 25  Our regular Fourth Friday of the month and L.A. Museums Free-For-All

GardenOPENING FEBRUARY 7

The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America presents a collection of visual narratives about the Chinese and Mexican immigrant experiences. Through the works of five contemporary artists, the exhibition explores the recurring issues of immigration, border relations and labor practices that have persisted throughout U.S. history and remain timely today. Artists featured are Andrea Bowers, Margarita Cabrera, Tony de los Reyes, Zhi Lin and Hung Liu.

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Detail of Ralli quilt embroideryRalli Quilts: Contemporary Textiles from Pakistan Through March 2
This exhibition features quilts made by women in the areas of Sindh, Pakistan, western India, and surrounding areas. This exhibition helps expand the conception of ‘contemporary art’ by looking at their form, color and pattern rather than solely how they are made, what they are for and the meaning of each color and pattern.

Through March 30 Focus on the Subject: The Art of the Harari Collection presenting the renowned Edo (1603-1868) and Meiji (1868-1912) era paintings and drawings collected by Ralph Harari.

AUTHORS ON ASIA EVENT

A Tale book cover

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2013 BOOKER PRIZE

Authors on Asia: Ruth Ozeki Sunday, January 26, 2 p.m. New York Times bestselling author Ruth Ozeki will discuss A Tale for the Time Being. In Tokyo, 16-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her unhappy life. But before she ends it all, Nao plans to document the life of her great-grandmother, a Buddhist nun. Across the Pacific is Ruth, a novelist who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a lunchbox—possibly debris from the 2011 tsunami. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao’s drama and pushed forward into her own future. Books available for purchase and signing. Light refreshments. RSVP to the Museum Store 626.449.2742 ext. 20.

 

EVENTS

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23 12:30-1:30 p.m. Yoga Designed with a lunch-hour audience in mind, instructor Jill Zepezauer’s Hatha Yoga is uniquely accessible. $10 per class or buy a series and save. Beginners always welcome.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25

8-9:30 a.m. Tai Chi Held in the peaceful surroundings of the museum’s courtyard. $10. Beginners always welcome.

8:45-9:45 a.m. Chinese Calligraphy Call (626) 449-2742 ext. 19 for more information.

10 a.m.-Noon Chinese Brush Painting Class Call (626) 449-2742 ext. 19 for more information.

1 p.m. Weekly Tour: Our Highlights Tour gives a great overview of USC Pacific Asia Museum. Join our docents for this 30-minute free tour of our galleries.


This Week at USC Pacific Asia Museum: Jan. 6-12

January 6, 2014

Here are some highlights for this week at USC Pacific Asia Museum or view a full schedule of events on our website.

#1 NEW YORK TIMES bestseller  Reza Aslan will discuss his book, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth on Sunday, January 12 at 2 p.m. From the author of No god but God comes a fascinating, provocative and meticulously researched biography that challenges long-held assumptions about the man known as Jesus of Nazareth. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Light refreshments. RSVP to 626.449.2742 ext. 20. This program is generously supported by the museum’s Pakistan Arts Council.

Current Exhibitions
 Through March 2 Ralli Quilts: Contemporary Textiles from Pakistan in the Focus Gallery. These incredible quilts, made by women in the areas of Sindh, Pakistan, western India and surrounding areas, will delight you with their intricate embroidery and outstanding craftsmanship.

Through March 30 Focus on the Subject: The Art of the Harari Collection presenting the renowned Edo (1603-1868) and Meiji (1868-1912) era paintings and drawings collected by Ralph Harari.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 9
12:30-1:30 p.m. Yoga Designed with a lunch-hour audience in mind, instructor Jill Zepezauer’s Hatha Yoga is uniquely accessible. $10 per class or buy a series and save. Beginners always welcome.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 11
8-9:30 a.m. Tai Chi Held in the peaceful surroundings of the museum’s courtyard. $10. Beginners always welcome.

8:45-9:45 a.m. Chinese Calligraphy Call (626) 449-2742 ext. 19 for more information.

10 a.m.-Noon Chinese Brush Painting Class Call (626) 449-2742 ext. 19 for more information.

1 p.m. Weekly Tour: Our Highlights Tour gives a great overview of USC Pacific Asia Museum. Join our docents for this 30-minute free tour of our galleries.

Coming Up: Our annual Lunar New Year Festival is Saturday, January 18! A full schedule is available on our website.