USC Pacific Asia Museum


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Pasadena, California 91101
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EVENTS GUIDE


 

 

 

 

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

type
date
event

class Class

Saturday,
November 1
8-9:30 a.m.

Tai Chi Class
class Class

Saturday,
November 1
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Chinese Calligraphy
class Class

Saturday,
November 1
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Chinese Brush Painting Class
Families Families

Saturday,
November 1
10:30 a.m.

Silk Road Story Time
Join storyteller Sunny Stevenson for stories, plus make a craft and enjoy a snack. Free and open to the public.

Tour Tour

Saturday,
November 1
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.

Authors on Asia Authors on Asia

Sunday,
November 2
2 p.m.

Authors on Asia: Apology of Wild Flowers
Southern California Haiku Study Group Annual Anthology Book Launch:
Apology of Wild Flowers
Join us for an a lively and scintillating afternoon of haiku, haibun and more, as members of the Haiku Study Group present a reading from their new anthology.

Books will be available for purchase and signing. Light refreshments.
RSVP to tailing.wong@pam.usc.edu or call the Museum Store, 626.449.2742, ext. 20.

Special Event Special Event

Wednesday,
November 5 - Sunday, November 9
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily

Sand Mandala
USC Pacific Asia Museum will host a delegation of monks from the Drepung Gomang Institute in Karnataka, India to create a sand mandala in the museum auditorium. The multi-colored design is extremely labor-intensive, with up to four monks at a time working for days. Using a bronze funnel-like instrument called achakpur and a bronze wand, the monks release a fine stream of sand by moving the wand across the grooves of the chakpur. The finished mandala is about four feet across.

Special Event Special Event

Wednesday,
November 5
10:30 a.m

Sand Mandala Blessing Ceremony
Before creating the mandala, the monks perform a blessing ceremony with chanting and music to invoke Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion.

class Class

Thursday,
November 6
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Yoga

class Class

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

Tai Chi Class
class Class

Saturday,
November 8
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Chinese Calligraphy
class Class

Saturday,
November 8
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Chinese Brush Painting Class
Tour Tour

Saturday,
November 8
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 Special Event

Sunday,
November 9
3:30 p.m

Sand Mandala Dissolution Ceremony
Once finished, a dissolution ceremony is performed and the monks sweep away the mandala and distribute the sand to those present at the ceremony.

class Class

Thursday,
November 13
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Yoga

class Class

Saturday,
November 15
8-9:30 a.m.

Tai Chi Class
class Class

Saturday,
November 15
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Chinese Calligraphy
class Class

Saturday,
November 15
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Chinese Brush Painting Class
Tour Tour

Saturday,
November 15
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

Saturday,
November 15
2-4 p.m.

Haiku

class Class

Thursday,
November 20
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Yoga

class Class

Saturday,
November 22
8-9:30 a.m.

Tai Chi Class
class Class

Saturday,
November 22
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Chinese Calligraphy
class Class

Saturday,
November 22
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Chinese Brush Painting Class
Tour Tour

Saturday,
November 22
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,
November 27
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Yoga
No class today due to the Thanksgiving holiday

Special Event Special Event

Friday,
November 28 - Sunday, November 30

Member Appreciation Days
USC Pacific Asia Museum Store is the place to shop for a range of fabulous gifts for the holidays

  • Jade jewelry from China and Asian-inspired jewelry by local artists
  • Luxurious shawls and clothing by Asian and local designers
  • Gift books and children's books
  • One-of-a-kind antiques and collectibles

And this Thanksgiving weekend, your membership benefits get even better! Use your USC Pacific Asia Museum membership card and enjoy free admission to the general exhibitions and a 20% store discount* at these Southern California cultural institutions: USC Pacific Asia Museum, American Museum of Ceramic Art, California Science Center, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Fowler Museum at UCLA, Heritage Square Museum, Japanese American National Museum, Kidspace Children's Museum (Sat. & Sun. only), La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, The Library Store at Central Library (Sat. & Sun. only), Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Museum of Latin American Art, Orange County Museum of Art, Pasadena Museum of California Art, The San Diego Museum of Art, Santa Monica Museum of Art (Fri. & Sat. only) and Skirball Cultural Center.
*Free admission applies to general exhibitions only; 20% discount applies to regularly priced items only.

class Class

Saturday,
November 29
8-9:30 a.m.

Tai Chi Class
class Class

Saturday,
November 29
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Chinese Calligraphy
class Class

Saturday,
November 29
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Chinese Brush Painting Class
Tour Tour

Saturday,
November 29
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,
December 4
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Yoga

class Class

Saturday,
December 6
8-9:30 a.m.

Tai Chi Class
class Class

Saturday,
December 6
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Chinese Calligraphy
class Class

Saturday,
December 6
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Chinese Brush Painting Class
Families Families

Saturday,
December 6
10:30 a.m.

Silk Road Story Time
Join storyteller Sunny Stevenson for stories, plus make a craft and enjoy a snack. Free and open to the public.

Tour Tour

Saturday,
December 6
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,
December 4
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Yoga

class Class

Saturday,
December 6
8-9:30 a.m.

Tai Chi Class
class Class

Saturday,
December 6
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Chinese Calligraphy
class Class

Saturday,
December 6
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Chinese Brush Painting Class
Tour Tour

Saturday,
December 6
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,
December 11
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Yoga

Lecture Lecture

Friday,
December 12
4 p.m.

Art & Coffee
Following a Starbucks coffee break in the tranquil museum courtyard, the curatorial staff lead a focused tour and discussion of Insight: The Path of Bodhidharma exhibition.

class Class

Saturday,
December 13
8-9:30 a.m.

Tai Chi Class
class Class

Saturday,
December 13
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Chinese Calligraphy
class Class

Saturday,
December 13
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Chinese Brush Painting Class
Tour Tour

Saturday,
December 13
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,
December 18
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Yoga

class Class

Saturday,
December 20
8-9:30 a.m.

Tai Chi Class
class Class

Saturday,
December 20
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Chinese Calligraphy
class Class

Saturday,
December 20
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Chinese Brush Painting Class
Tour Tour

Saturday,
December 20
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

Saturday,
December 20
2-4 p.m.

Haiku

class Class

Thursday,
December 25
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Yoga
No class today due to the Christmas holiday

class Class

Saturday,
December 27
8-9:30 a.m.

Tai Chi Class
class Class

Saturday,
December 27
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Chinese Calligraphy
class Class

Saturday,
December 27
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Chinese Brush Painting Class
Tour Tour

Saturday,
December 27
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,
January 1
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Yoga
No class today due to the New Year's holiday

class Class

Saturday,
January 3
8-9:30 a.m.

Tai Chi Class
class Class

Saturday,
January 3
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Chinese Calligraphy
class Class

Saturday,
January 3
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Chinese Brush Painting Class
Families Families

Saturday,
January 3
10:30 a.m.

Silk Road Story Time
Join storyteller Sunny Stevenson for stories, plus make a craft and enjoy a snack. Free and open to the public.

Tour Tour

Saturday,
January 3
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.