OPENING FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7 The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America is 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.
Image shown: Andrea Bowers, No Olvidado (Not Forgotten), no. 16, 2010, Graphite on paper, Courtesy of Susanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles Projects, Photo credit: Robert Wedemeyer
Special Performance by YouTube sensation Luna Lee Sunday, February 9 • 2 pm Visiting from Korea, gayageum virtuoso Luna Lee will perform at USC Pacific Asia Museum. Lee has captured the public’s imagination with her unique blend of music, using a traditional Korean stringed instrument to give beautiful and surprising renditions of decidedly modern songs. Her version of Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Chile” has been viewed more than 2.5 million times on her YouTube site. Performance included with museum admission. Limited seating!
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.
THURSDAYS, 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.
SATURDAYS 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 New six-week series begins Feb. 15. Come in for a free observation of the class. $80 per person, $50 if also enrolled in Chinese Brush Painting. Call 626.449.2742 ext. 19 for details.18 yrs. and older suggested.
10 am-Noon Chinese Brush Painting Class New six-week series begins Feb. 15. Come in for a free observation of the class. $120 per person. Call 626.449.2742 ext. 19 for details. 18 yrs. and older suggested.
1 p.m. Weekly Tour: Our Highlights Tour gives a great overview of USC Pacific Asia Museum. Join our docents for this 30-minute tour of our galleries. Free with paid admission.