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All events are free to museum members and included with museum admission for non-members unless otherwise noted.

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class Class

Thursday,
April 28
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Yoga Class: Cancelled
Designed to relieve stress in the middle of your day, beginners always welcome. $12 per class or 10 classes for $110.

class Class

Saturday,
April 30
8-9:30 a.m.

Tai Chi Class
Held in the peaceful surroundings of the museum's courtyard, beginners always welcome.

class Class

Saturday,
April 30
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Calligraphy Class
Guang-Li Zhang teaches the art of Chinese calligraphy. Each six-week series is $90 per person or $60 if also enrolled in Chinese Brush Painting.

class Class

Saturday,
April 30
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Brush Painting Class
Guang-Li Zhang teaches the art of Chinese brush painting. Each six-week series is $140 per person.
Tour Tour

Saturday,
April 30
1-1:30 p.m.

Tour
Enjoy a focused look at Highlights of the Collection, led by the museum's docents. A great way to learn more about USC Pacific Asia Museum's diverse collection! Free for members, included with museum admission for non-members.

Lecture

Saturday,
April 30
7 - 8:30 p.m.

Conversations@PAM – The Science of Acupuncture
Join the USC Pacific Asia Museum and the USC Institute for Integrative Health for a discussion of the basic fundamental concepts and philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Panelists:
Wei K. Chao, DDS, LAc
Cynthia Diep, DDC, LAc

Moderator:
Rev. Jim Burklo
Associate Dean of Religious Life, USC

6pm - 8:30 pm
Royal Taste viewing: 6pm - 7pm
Conversation: 7pm - 8:30pm

Reception to follow.

Tickets:
CONVERSATIONS@PAM are included with museum admission and are free for members, USC faculty, staff and students.

Special Rate for Royal Taste viewing:
- $18 for Royal Taste Admission
- $15 for Students with valid ID and Seniors (60+)
- $8 for USC Students, Faculty and Staff
- Free for Children ages 12 and under
- Members always free!

Lecture

Sunday,
May 1
3 -5:30 p.m.

Authors on Asia – Tea Lovers Festival: 10 Years
In celebration of ten years of "spreading the love of tea through education and diverse cultural experiences", the Tea Lovers Festival brings to life some of the contents of their upcoming retrospective book. This program includes traditional Japanese Tea Ceremonies, under the conducted by renown tea master Soshitsu Nishimura of the Edo Senke Sado School, live music by Tsugaru shamisen player Mike Penny, as well as a talk/presentation by Kulov, the founder and creative director of the Tea Lovers Festival, who will give insights into the history of the festival over the past decade.

Click here for tickets and full event information.

Japanese Tea Ceremony: Set 01 3:15 - 3:45pm
Tickets: $20 in advance, includes Museum General Admission*
              $25 at the door, includes Museum General Admission*
              $15 for Museum Members*

Japanese Tea Ceremony: Set 02 4:00 - 4:30pm
Tickets: $20 in advance, includes Museum General Admission*
             $25 at the door, includes Museum General Admission*
             $15 for Museum Members*

Book Release by Kulov: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Tickets: Free with Museum General Admission
             Free for Museum Members

*Limited number of tickets available. $15 will be deducted from the price of each copy of the book Tea Lovers Festival: 10 Years when purchased at the event. Tickets to this event do not include entrance to the special exhibition Royal Taste

Demo

Wednesday,
May 4
2 p.m.

Ikebana Arrangement Viewing
Museum visitors are welcome to join the ikebana artists as they are creating their arrangements. Q & A to follow.

class Class

Thursday,
May 5
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Yoga Class:
Designed to relieve stress in the middle of your day, beginners always welcome. $12 per class or 10 classes for $110.

class Class

Saturday,
May 7
8-9:30 a.m.

Tai Chi Class
Held in the peaceful surroundings of the museum's courtyard, beginners always welcome.

class Class

Saturday,
May 7
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Calligraphy Class
Guang-Li Zhang teaches the art of Chinese calligraphy. Each six-week series is $90 per person or $60 if also enrolled in Chinese Brush Painting.

class Class

Saturday,
May 7
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Brush Painting Class
Guang-Li Zhang teaches the art of Chinese brush painting. Each six-week series is $140 per person.
Tour Tour

Saturday,
May 7
1-1:30 p.m.

Tour
Enjoy a focused look at Highlights of the Collection, led by the museum's docents. A great way to learn more about USC Pacific Asia Museum's diverse collection! Free for members, included with museum admission for non-members.

Special Event

Sunday,
May 8
10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Free Second Sunday: Hawaii
Join us as we celebrate the arts and culture of Hawaii. Admission to the galleries are FREE all day.
Silk Road Story Time – 10:30 am & 11:30 am
Spotlight Tours – 11:00 am & 1:00 pm

class Class

Thursday,
May 12
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Yoga Class:
Designed to relieve stress in the middle of your day, beginners always welcome. $12 per class or 10 classes for $110.

class Class

Saturday,
May 14
8-9:30 a.m.

Tai Chi Class
Held in the peaceful surroundings of the museum's courtyard, beginners always welcome.

class Class

Saturday,
May 14
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Calligraphy Class
Guang-Li Zhang teaches the art of Chinese calligraphy. Each six-week series is $90 per person or $60 if also enrolled in Chinese Brush Painting.

class Class

Saturday,
May 14
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Brush Painting Class
Guang-Li Zhang teaches the art of Chinese brush painting. Each six-week series is $140 per person.
Tour Tour

Saturday,
May 14
1-1:30 p.m.

Tour
Enjoy a focused look at Highlights of the Collection, led by the museum's docents. A great way to learn more about USC Pacific Asia Museum's diverse collection! Free for members, included with museum admission for non-members.

class Class

Thursday,
May 19
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Yoga Class:
Designed to relieve stress in the middle of your day, beginners always welcome. $12 per class or 10 classes for $110.

class Class

Saturday,
May 21
8-9:30 a.m.

Tai Chi Class
Held in the peaceful surroundings of the museum's courtyard, beginners always welcome.

class Class

Saturday,
May 21
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Calligraphy Class
Guang-Li Zhang teaches the art of Chinese calligraphy. Each six-week series is $90 per person or $60 if also enrolled in Chinese Brush Painting.

class Class

Saturday,
May 21
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Brush Painting Class
Guang-Li Zhang teaches the art of Chinese brush painting. Each six-week series is $140 per person.
Tour Tour

Saturday,
May 21
1-1:30 p.m.

Tour
Enjoy a focused look at Highlights of the Collection, led by the museum's docents. A great way to learn more about USC Pacific Asia Museum's diverse collection! Free for members, included with museum admission for non-members.

Lecture

Saturday,
May 21
12 -1 p.m.

Authors on Asia – Gene Luen Yang
Join Award-winning graphic novelist of books like Avatar and Secret Coders, Gene Luen Yang, as he talks about his work and inspirations. Book signing to follow. Those wishing to get books signed may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. 

Performance

Sunday,
May 21
7 -9 p.m.

Performances@PAM: Pathways Between Shores
Co-sponsored with AANMI, world class violinist, Rachel Lee Priday performs new works by composers from around Asia and the U.S. AANMI presents contemporary concert pieces with the goal of promoting cultural exchange and understanding through music. Composer panel to begin at 6:00pm. Special guest performances by the Diamond Bar High School chamber orchestra.

class Class

Thursday,
May 26
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Yoga Class:
Designed to relieve stress in the middle of your day, beginners always welcome. $12 per class or 10 classes for $110.

class Class

Saturday,
May 28
8-9:30 a.m.

Tai Chi Class
Held in the peaceful surroundings of the museum's courtyard, beginners always welcome.

class Class

Saturday,
May 28
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Calligraphy Class
Guang-Li Zhang teaches the art of Chinese calligraphy. Each six-week series is $90 per person or $60 if also enrolled in Chinese Brush Painting.

class Class

Saturday,
May 28
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Brush Painting Class
Guang-Li Zhang teaches the art of Chinese brush painting. Each six-week series is $140 per person.
Tour Tour

Saturday,
May 28
1-1:30 p.m.

Tour
Enjoy a focused look at Highlights of the Collection, led by the museum's docents. A great way to learn more about USC Pacific Asia Museum's diverse collection! Free for members, included with museum admission for non-members.

Demo

Wednesday,
June 1
2 p.m.

Ikebana Arrangement Viewing
Museum visitors are welcome to join the ikebana artists as they are creating their arrangements. Q & A to follow.

class Class

Thursday,
June 2
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Yoga Class:
Designed to relieve stress in the middle of your day, beginners always welcome. $12 per class or 10 classes for $110.

class Class

Saturday,
June 4
8-9:30 a.m.

Tai Chi Class
Held in the peaceful surroundings of the museum's courtyard, beginners always welcome.

class Class

Saturday,
June 4
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Calligraphy Class
Guang-Li Zhang teaches the art of Chinese calligraphy. Each six-week series is $90 per person or $60 if also enrolled in Chinese Brush Painting.

class Class

Saturday,
June 4
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Brush Painting Class
Guang-Li Zhang teaches the art of Chinese brush painting. Each six-week series is $140 per person.
Tour Tour

Saturday,
June 4
1-1:30 p.m.

Tour
Enjoy a focused look at Highlights of the Collection, led by the museum's docents. A great way to learn more about USC Pacific Asia Museum's diverse collection! Free for members, included with museum admission for non-members.

class Class

Thursday,
June 9
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Yoga Class:
Designed to relieve stress in the middle of your day, beginners always welcome. $12 per class or 10 classes for $110.

class Class

Saturday,
June 11
8-9:30 a.m.

Tai Chi Class
Held in the peaceful surroundings of the museum's courtyard, beginners always welcome.

class Class

Saturday,
June 11
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Calligraphy Class
Guang-Li Zhang teaches the art of Chinese calligraphy. Each six-week series is $90 per person or $60 if also enrolled in Chinese Brush Painting.

class Class

Saturday,
June 11
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Brush Painting Class
Guang-Li Zhang teaches the art of Chinese brush painting. Each six-week series is $140 per person.
Tour Tour

Saturday,
June 11
1-1:30 p.m.

Tour
Enjoy a focused look at Highlights of the Collection, led by the museum's docents. A great way to learn more about USC Pacific Asia Museum's diverse collection! Free for members, included with museum admission for non-members.

Special Event

Sunday,
June 12
10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Free Second Sunday: Imperial China Festival
Join us as we celebrate the arts and culture of Imperial China. Throughout the day, the Museum will offer performances, art activities, and tours of our newest exhibition, Royal Taste: The Art of Princely Courts in Fifteenth-Century China.
Silk Road Story Time – 10:30 am & 11:30 am
Art Activity – 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Spotlight Tours – 11:00 am & 1:00 pm
Performances – 2:00 pm

class Class

Thursday,
June 16
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Yoga Class:
Designed to relieve stress in the middle of your day, beginners always welcome. $12 per class or 10 classes for $110.

Special Event

Friday,
June 17
7 - 10 p.m.

Fusion Friday
Come for a special evening viewing of Royal Taste: The Art of Princely Courts in Fifteenth-Century China and enjoy cocktails, conversation, music and fun hands-on activities in the courtyard.
Admission: $15 presale, $18 nonmembers at the door. Free for members. Admission includes the Royal Taste exhibition. Designed for adults. Click here to reserve your tickets now.

class Class

Saturday,
June 18
8-9:30 a.m.

Tai Chi Class
Held in the peaceful surroundings of the museum's courtyard, beginners always welcome.

class Class

Saturday,
June 18
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Calligraphy Class
Guang-Li Zhang teaches the art of Chinese calligraphy. Each six-week series is $90 per person or $60 if also enrolled in Chinese Brush Painting.

class Class

Saturday,
June 18
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Brush Painting Class
Guang-Li Zhang teaches the art of Chinese brush painting. Each six-week series is $140 per person.
Tour Tour

Saturday,
June 18
1-1:30 p.m.

Tour
Enjoy a focused look at Highlights of the Collection, led by the museum's docents. A great way to learn more about USC Pacific Asia Museum's diverse collection! Free for members, included with museum admission for non-members.

class Class

Thursday,
June 23
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Yoga Class:
Designed to relieve stress in the middle of your day, beginners always welcome. $12 per class or 10 classes for $110.

class Class

Saturday,
June 25
8-9:30 a.m.

Tai Chi Class
Held in the peaceful surroundings of the museum's courtyard, beginners always welcome.

class Class

Saturday,
June 25
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Calligraphy Class
Guang-Li Zhang teaches the art of Chinese calligraphy. Each six-week series is $90 per person or $60 if also enrolled in Chinese Brush Painting.

class Class

Saturday,
June 25
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Brush Painting Class
Guang-Li Zhang teaches the art of Chinese brush painting. Each six-week series is $140 per person.
Tour Tour

Saturday,
June 25
1-1:30 p.m.

Tour
Enjoy a focused look at Highlights of the Collection, led by the museum's docents. A great way to learn more about USC Pacific Asia Museum's diverse collection! Free for members, included with museum admission for non-members.

exhibition Exhibition

Sunday,
June 26

Special Exhibition Closes
Royal Taste: The Art of Princely Courts in Fifteenth-Century China

February 26, 2016 - June 26, 2016

Royal Taste offers a unique glimpse into the luxurious lifestyles and religious practices of princely courts in early- and mid-Ming China (1368-1644). Organized by The Ringling, this exhibition of more than 140 works of pictorial, sculptural, and decorative arts reveals some lesser-known aspects of palatial lives, religious patronage, and afterlife beliefs of Ming princes, whose world has long been a mystery. The quality of craftsmanship and beauty of design testifies to the richness and sophistication of the art and culture of the nobility in the provinces.

class Class

Thursday,
June 30
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Yoga Class:
Designed to relieve stress in the middle of your day, beginners always welcome. $12 per class or 10 classes for $110.

class Class

Saturday,
July 2
8-9:30 a.m.

Tai Chi Class
Held in the peaceful surroundings of the museum's courtyard, beginners always welcome.

class Class

Saturday,
July 2
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Calligraphy Class
Guang-Li Zhang teaches the art of Chinese calligraphy. Each six-week series is $90 per person or $60 if also enrolled in Chinese Brush Painting.

class Class

Saturday,
July 2
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Brush Painting Class
Guang-Li Zhang teaches the art of Chinese brush painting. Each six-week series is $140 per person.
Tour Tour

Saturday,
July 2
1-1:30 p.m.

Tour
Enjoy a focused look at Highlights of the Collection, led by the museum's docents. A great way to learn more about USC Pacific Asia Museum's diverse collection! Free for members, included with museum admission for non-members.