Thursday, June 6, 2013

Pacific Asia Museum July events

July Events at Pacific Asia Museum
Pacific Asia Museum presents a wide variety of public programming inJuly 2013. All programs below are included with museum admission unless otherwise stated. Contact Chelsea Mason at for more information and images. 

Silk Road Storytime
Saturday, July 6, 10:30 a.m.    
Enjoy stories about how families around the world are observing Ramadan this month; plus make a craft and taste a traditional treat. Free and open to the public.

Art and Coffee
Friday, July 12, 3 p.m. 
Curatorial staff introduce and lead discussion of selected items in Focus on the Subject: The Art of the Harari Collection in this series of informal Friday afternoon get-togethers.  Complimentary coffee provided by Starbucks.

Curator's Tour: Takashi Tomo-oka
Saturday, July 13, 2 p.m.        
Don't miss the chance to get a closer look at the art of Takashi Tomo-oka as curatorial staff lead a special tour of the exhibition.

Class: Hawaiian Music and More
Sunday, July 14-October 6, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
New session starts! Learn to play the ukulele or guitar and sing traditional Hawaiian songs in this twelve-week series. (No class Labor day weekend.) Instructors Charles Kiaha and Ilima Lei Russell have been performing since childhood, and together as "Moana" since 1998. With over a decade of experience in instruction, they bring a love of Hawaiian music to their classes, performances and weekly radio show. Beginners welcome. Instrumental students must provide their guitar and/or ukulele. Students under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult. $160 members, $180 Non-members.

Authors on Asia: Mark Edward Harris
Sunday, July 14, 2 p.m. 
On the 60th anniversary of the armistice that halted - but did not officially end - the Korean War, award-winning photographer Mark Edward Harris speaks on his two new books North Korea and South Korea. As a result of his unparalleled access to both sides of the DMZ (the Demilitarized Zone), Harris provides insightful photographic studies of this challenging region. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Light refreshments. RSVPs requested to (626) 449-2742, ext. 20.

Visiting Ralli Artist
July 18-21 
Textile artist Naina, visiting from Pakistan's Sindh region, demonstrates the intricate processes behind the art of ralli. Created throughout the region, as well as in western India, these treasured quilts blend communal tradition with personal artistry. In addition to being able to observe the artist at work, visitors may enjoy finished works available for purchase.
Fusion Fridays
Friday, July 19, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. 
The celebrated summer series continues! Enjoy art, DJ music and drinks in the courtyard, live performances, hands-on activities, prizes, gourmet food trucks and more.  July's event features elegant Thai dancers, a dynamic Korean drumming performance, plus the chance to shake it on the dance floor to K-Pop tracks. Plus, make your own Thai headdress, and get inspired in the galleries! Free for members, $15 general public. For more information and tickets, visit
Top images:
Storytime with Sunny Stevenson
Takashi Tomo-oka, Lotus 3, 2011, Digital photograph printed on washi and mounted on scroll, Courtesy of Ippodo Gallery. © Takashi Tomo-oka 
North Korea by Mark Edward Harris
Fusion Fridays

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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