Friday, April 26, 2013

Free Family Festival in Pasadena May 12

Pacific Asia Museum To Hold 
Free Family Festival Celebrating The Garden in Asia
 Pacific Asia Museum will hold a Free Family Festival celebrating the current exhibition The Garden in Asia on Sunday, May 12, 2013 from 12-4 p.m. Admission to the event and Pacific Asia Museum galleries is free and open to the public during that time.

Planned especially for Mothers' Day, this Free Family Festival is perfect for an afternoon family outing. Visitors can enjoy crafts, henna art, performances and more inspired by the exhibition The Garden in AsiaIn addition, the Paradise Cookies truck will be on hand with their signature ice cream cookie sandwiches and other sweet treats. 

Admission to the Pacific Asia Museum galleries is also free throughout the Festival; current exhibitions on view include The Garden in Asia, The Art of Continuity: Revering our Elders,Focus on the Subject: The Art of the Harari Collection, and the newly-opened Takashi Tomo-oka.

Courtyard Activities
12-4 p.m.             Make a koinobori (fish windsock)
                            Make a 3-D paper mini garden
                            Compose your own garden-inspired poetry
                            Take the garden animals scavenger hunt challenge
                            Plant your own succulent with the California Cactus Center  
Auditorium Foyer
12:30-3 p.m.        Free henna hand painting by Lotus Henna  
12:00-12:45 p.m. Performance by String and Bamboo Music
2:00 -2:45 p.m.    Folktale Storytelling by We Tell Stories 

Pacific Asia Museum's Free Family Festivals are made possible in part by the Capital Group Company, Margaret Leong Checca, Festival of the Autumn Moon supporters, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, the Lon V. Smith Foundation, the Union Bank Foundation, and the Katherine Audrey Webb Foundation.
About Pacific Asia Museum
Pacific Asia Museum is among the few institutions in the United States dedicated exclusively to the arts and culture of Asia and the Pacific Islands. The museum's mission is to further intercultural understanding through the arts of Asia and the Pacific Islands. Since 1971, Pacific Asia Museum has served a broad audience of students, families, adults, and scholars through its exhibitions and programs.

Pacific Asia Museum is located at 46 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, California 91101. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $10 general, $7 students/seniors, and free for museum members and children under 12. Admission is free every 4th Friday of the month. For more information visit or call (626) 449-2742.

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