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.
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.