Monday, August 12, 2013

Pacific Asia Museum September events

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

Silk Road Storytime 
September 7, 10:30 a.m.                                 
Make your own samurai helmet, hear legends from Japan with storyteller Sunny Stevenson and enjoy some Japanese snacks. Free and open to the public.

Art and Coffee
September 13, 3 p.m. 
Curatorial staff introduce and lead discussion of selected items in the new exhibition Constructed Visions: New Media from Korea in this series of informal Friday afternoon get-togethers. Complimentary coffee provided by Starbucks.

Free Family Festival
September 15, noon- 4 p.m.
Celebrate the art and culture of Korea with a day full of hands-on fun, demonstrations, crafts, performances, and more. Fun for all ages! Free and open to the public.

Authors on Asia: William Marotti
Sunday, September 22, 2 p.m. 
William Marotti will discuss and sign 
Money, Trains, and Guillotines: Art and Revolution in 1960s Japan
. In 1960, the Japanese government renewed its Cold War partnership with the United States, defeating protests against a new security treaty through parliamentary action and riot police. The government then promoted a sanitized national image to present for the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo. Artists were the first to challenge this new political mythology. Marotti examines their political art, and the state's aggressive response to it. Books available for purchase and signing, light refreshments. RSVP to the Museum Store at 626-449-2742 x 20. 

Top images:
Storytime with Sunny Stevenson
Myoung Ho Lee, Tree 1, 2006, Ink on paper, Courtesy of the artist © Myoung Ho Lee
Korean Free Family Festival
Money, Trains and Guillotines by William Marotti

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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