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
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.
Ralli 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
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.
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.