April 30 – May 4, 2014 USC Pacific Asia Museum

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Saturday, May 3 at 10:30 am
 Join Sunny Stevenson for a story about Japan and cherry blossom season in conjunction with the museum’s newest exhibition A New Way Forward: Japanese Hanga of the 20th Century.

Sunday, May 4 from Noon – 4 pm

  • Free admission
  • Woodblock printing demonstration by artist Kristina Hagman
  • Hands-on carving and printing using foam blocks and printing gyotaku (printing the image of an inked fish)
  • Southern California Haiku Society
  • Art scavenger hunt through the galleries with prizes
  • Performances include drumming by LA Matsuri Taiko, Okinawan music, a traditional dance troupe and karate demonstrations

Thursday, May 8 at 3 pm

Visiting celebrated Peking Opera performer and scholar SUN Ping will present a closer look at this fascinating art form and its dazzling expressions, accompanied with costume demonstrations. The presentation will be in Chinese and English. Free for members and included with admission for non-members.
RSVP with becky.sun@pam.usc.edu encouraged.


A New Way Forward: Japanese Hanga of the 20th Century
Our newest exhibition opened April 25. A New Way Forward: Japanese Hanga of the 20th Century presents examples of shin hanga and sosaku hanga woodblock prints side-by-side to highlight their shared aspects as well as their distinguishing characteristics.Through August 24

I Am Writing You Tomorrow: Penny Hes Yassour
Israel-based multimedia artist Penny Hes Yassour pays homage to Chinese ink painting and calligraphy through polymorphous networks formed by the artist’s spontaneous hand gestures.
Related Program
Saturday, May 10 at 2 pm Curatorial Tour Get the inside story when curatorial staff lead a special tour of the exhibition.

SONY DSCThrough July 20
The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America presents a collection of visual narratives about the Chinese and Mexican immigrant experiences.
Related Program
Saturday, May 10 at 3 pm Artists’ Panel  Join guest curator Chip Tom and artists Hung Liu and Tony de los Reyes for a discussion of the art and ideas behind the exhibition.



Fusion Fridays at the museum take art + entertainment to a new level by keeping the museum doors open late and bringing together guest DJs spinning in the courtyard, a cash bar featuring Angel City Brewery beers, prizes, and L.A.’s best food trucks in the museum’s adjacent parking lot, with special performances and activities each evening. The 2014 season of Fusion Fridays begins May 16, and continues on  June 20, July 18 and August 15 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Each evening is free for museum members and $15 for nonmembers.

  • May 16 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. A night of dragon dancing and salsa lessons kicks off the season to highlight the exhibition The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America. The YoroKobi Photo Booth will be onsite, plus Don Chow and India Jones food trucks.

Tickets can be purchased at fusionfridays2014.eventbrite.com 

ONGOING  EVENTS (With the exception of the Museum Tour, all events have additional fees. For details, call Visitor Services at (626) 449-2742 ext. 0. or visit our website) 

Yoga Thursdays • 12:30 – 1:30 pm $10 per class or buy a series and save. Beginners welcome!

Tai ChiSaturdays • 8 – 9:30 am $10 per class; free to first time students. Beginners welcome!

Chinese Calligraphy Saturdays • 8:45 – 9:45 am Come in for a free observation of this six-week series class. $80 per person, $50 if also enrolled in Chinese Brush Painting.

Chinese Brush Painting Saturdays • 10 am – Noon Come in for a free observation of this six-week series class. $120 per person.

Museum Tour Saturdays • 1 – 1:30 pm Docent-led tour looks at the highlights of the museum’s collection.

Haiku Third Saturday of the month • 2 pm

Hawaiian Music and More Sundays  10:30 am – Noon Learn how to play the ukulele or guitar and sing traditional songs in this 12-week series class open to musicians of all levels. Students must provide their own guitar or ukulele and those under age 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. $160 members, $180 non-members.


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