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.
AUTHORS 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.
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.
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.
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.