Thursday, May 9, 2013

Pacific Asia Museum June events

Pacific Asia Museum presents a wide variety of public programming in June 2013. All programs below are included with museum admission unless otherwise stated.

Silk Road Storytime
June 1, 10:30 a.m.                                                                    
Some of the best stories don't have any people in them at all! Join Sunny Stevenson as she shares favorite animal stories from across Asia. You can also make a fun animal craft and enjoy some Asian snacks. Free and open to the public.

Dyeing Workshops 
June 9, 16, 23, 3-5:30 p.m.
Acclaimed textile artist Setsuko Hayashi is back by popular demand! Over three consecutive Sundays, students will create projects using three distinctive dyeing techniques: Japanese shibori, Indonesian batik and stenciling. Taught in Japanese and English. Each class is $35 for members, $45 for non-members, or sign up for all three for $90 for members, $120 non-members. Fee includes all materials. Students under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration required, visit the Pacific Asia Museum front desk or call 626-449-2742 x 31.

Sunday, June 16, 2:30 p.m.
Opera Pasadena presents "Sing a Song Of Shakespeare," a performance of songs from within the Bard's plays, as well as scenes from operas inspired by his works. $15, includes museum admission. 

Friday, June 21, 7:30-10:30 p.m. 
Experience the dramatic haka warrior dance, catch the summer spirit with traditional Japanese festival dances, try an activity inspired by special exhibition Takashi Tomo-oka, enjoy delicious treats from leading food trucks, plus art, DJ music and drinks! Free for members, $15 general public. 
Authors on Asia: Dennis George Crow 
Sunday, June 23, 2 p.m.
Dennis George Crow will discuss and show images from his new book, Old Shanghai's Bund: Rare Images from the 19th Century. Presented as a collection for the first time, these rare and early photographs of Shanghai's most famous waterfront offer a unique glimpse into how a small treaty port turned into the city's most recognized landmark. Dennis George Crow is a leading specialist in historic China and Asian photography. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Light refreshments. RSVP to 626-449-2742 x 20.
Authors on Asia: Kendall H. Brown 
Sunday, June 30, 2 p.m.
Kendall H. Brown will discuss and show images from his new book, Quiet Beauty: The Japanese Gardens of North America. Japanese gardens have been part of North American culture for almost 150 years. In his new book, Brown offers an intimate look at twenty-six of the most beautiful, with stunning color photographs of each, detailing their style, history, and special functions, and explores the ingenuity and range of Japanese landscaping.

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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