Monday, January 14, 2013

Pacific Asia Museum events in Jan. and Feb.

January 13, 2 p.m.       AUTHORS ON ASIA: SUSAN JAQUES                                                                                                       
Susan Jaques speaks on the history of Asian art collecting in the U.S. and signs her new book, A Love for the Beautiful: Discovering America's Hidden Art MuseumsSome of the country’s best art is hidden in plain sight, in museums largely unknown outside their regions. How these works wound up where they did is a colorful tale of American art collecting. RSVP to ext. 20. Books available for purchase and signing.

January 20, 2 p.m.                   LECTURE: Iconography in Mandarin Rank Badges
The often fanciful animals pictured on the highly embroidered badges worn by military and court officials held a wealth of information. Collector and scholar Dr. David Hugus will discuss the badges’ symbols and their meanings. Sponsored by the Chinese Arts Council.

January 27                   FREE FOR ALLPacific Asia Museum participates in Los Angeles’ annual “Free For All,” offering free admission all day.

January 31-February 1, 10 a.m. -1 p.m. VISITING ARTISTS
Enjoy a sneak peek of the Chinese artists visiting for Saturday’s Lunar New Year celebration! Artisans from the Jiangsu Intangible Heritage Troupe will be demonstrating their traditional crafts, and the Nanjing “Xiao Hong Hua” Little Red Flower Troupe will perform. A full schedule is available at

February 2, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.      LUNAR NEW YEAR
Come celebrate the Year of the Snake!  Enjoy a full day of stage performances, crafts, hands-on activities and more, held throughout the museum as well as a fully tented parking lot. Fun for all ages! Free and open to the public. A full schedule is available at

February 16, 2 p.m.     CURATOR’S TOUR
Enjoy a closer look at the art and imagery of The Garden in Asiaas curatorial staff lead a special tour of the exhibition.

February 17, 1p.m.- 4p.m.  SCREENING                                                                                                        
The award-winning series Invitation to World Literature brings together artists, actors, writers and scholars to go beneath the surface of classic literature to reveal ideas, emotions and themes that are relevant today.  The resulting half-hour segments are a fun way to get familiar with, or strengthen your understanding of, classic works.  Join us for screenings of Journey to the West (1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.), The Tale of Genji (1:30 p.m. and 3p.m.), andThe Bhagavad Gita (2 p.m. and 3:30p.m.)

February 24, 2p.m.                  AUTHORS ON ASIA                                                                         
The Silk Road was once one of the world’s most significant commercial arteries spanning the entire length of Asia. Explorer and photographer Pierre Odier will speak on his re-tracing of  Marco Polo’s route using modern Land Rovers instead of camels, on an adventure that covered 20,000 kilometers in 85 days. Odier’s Some Last People: Vanishing Tribes of Bhutan, China, Mexico, Mongolia and Siberia and Cambodia Angkor: A Lasting Legacy available for purchase and signing.  RSVP to ext. 20.

Pacific Asia Museum
46 N. Los Robles Ave, Pasadena CA 91101

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