June 17-22, 2014 USC PACIFIC ASIA MUSEUM

June 17, 2014

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FUSION FRIDAYS June 20, 7:30 – 10:30 pm Enjoy a Tibetan folk dance performance along with a lesson then say namaste to a high-energy Bollywood-style performance, blend your own Indian spice mix and get decorated with mendhi designs. Komodo and India Jones food trucks serve the chow this time around.Free for members, $15 general public.Photo/Jamie Pham Photography

  • A special enter-to-win giveaway for Hollywood Bowl tickets at June 20 Fusion Fridays only! We have two pairs of tickets to “An Evening of Chinese Splendor at the Hollywood Bowl” on July 5 at 7:30 pm. This must-see event for all fans of Chinese music brings together musical superstars Song Zuying and Wang Leehom, renowned pianist Rueibin Chen performing the Yellow River Piano Concerto, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the finest acrobats and fireworks. Winners must be present at June 20 Fusion Fridays to receive the tickets. Additional information at www.hollywoodbowl.com.

NightInShanghai Sunday, June 22, 2 pm Nicole Mones: presentation and book signing of Night in Shanghai In 1936, classical pianist Thomas Greene is recruited to Shanghai to lead a jazz orchestra of fellow African-American expats. From being flat broke in segregated Baltimore to living in a mansion with servants of his own, he becomes the toast of a city obsessed with music, money and power, even as it ignores the rising winds of war. Based on a true story. Books available for purchase and signing. Light refreshments. RSVP to tailing.wong@pam.usc.edu or call 626.449.2742, ext. 20.


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 Chi Saturdays • 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. Free Museum Tour Saturdays • 1 – 1:30 pm Docent-led tour looks at the highlights of the museum’s collection. Silk Road Storytime First Saturday of the month • 10:30 am Haiku Third Saturday of the month • 2 pm

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June 11-15, 2014, USC Pacific Asia Museum

June 9, 2014

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Snoopy1.IMG_9259USC Pacific Asia Museum supports the Snoopy license plate that will benefit California museums! Sales of the plate will establish a competitive grant program to support the success of California museums – from art and history museums to science centers, natural history museums, zoos and aquariums. Good grief, what a great idea! www.snoopyplate.com

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ART & COFFEE

During this informal get-together, curatorial staff introduce and lead a discussion of
I Am Writing You Tomorrow: Penny Hes Yassour,
an homage to Chinese ink painting and calligraphy through polymorphous networks formed by the artist’s spontaneous hand gestures. Coffee provided by Starbucks.

027 WEB-Jamie PhamJune 20, 7:30 – 10:30 pm 
FUSION FRIDAYS

An evening  mash-up of art, conversation, DJs, drinks and dancing in the courtyard, plus unique performances: June brings Tibetan folk dance and lessons, plus a “Bollywood Fusion” performance, blend your own Indian spice mix, get decorated with mehndi designs and more! Featuring the Komodo and India Jones trucks. Free for members, $15 general public. Photo/Jamie Pham Photography

NightInShanghai

Sunday, June 22, 2 pm
Nicole Mones: presentation and book signing of Night in Shanghai

In 1936, classical pianist Thomas Greene is recruited to Shanghai to lead a jazz orchestra of fellow African-American expats. From being flat broke in segregated Baltimore to living in a mansion with servants of his own, he becomes the toast of a city obsessed with music, money, pleasure and power, even as it ignores the rising winds of war. Based on a true story. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Light refreshments. RSVP to tailing.wong@pam.usc.edu or call 626.449.2742, ext. 20.


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 Chi Saturdays • 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.

Silk Road Storytime First Saturday of the month • 10:30 am

Haiku Third Saturday of the month • 2 pm

 


June 5, 2014 Director Announced

June 5, 2014

ChristinaYuYu.Rich Schmitt Photography 003NEW DIRECTOR ANNOUNCED

USC Pacific Asia Museum is pleased to introduce Christina Yu Yu, PhD, an expert in Chinese art and culture, as its new director.

Dr. Yu Yu joins the museum from Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), where she served as assistant curator of Chinese art. She will begin her leadership position with USC PAM in August.

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