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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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Special Event

Entire Month of May

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month - a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

"During Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, let us celebrate the many contributions our AAPI brothers and sisters have made to the American mosaic, and let us renew our commitment to creating more opportunities for AAPI youth as they grow up and embrace the hard work of active citizenship, adding their unique voices and experiences to our Nation's narrative." -- President Barack Obama

In celebration, USC PAM is offering discounted admission and new membership sign-ups for the entire month of May!
· Admission: $2 off all ticket prices, including General Admission and Royal Taste admission.
· Membership: receive 20% discount on all NEW Memberships for the month of May.

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.

10:30a to 4:30p – Royal Taste Art Activity – Ceramic tile decorating by Friends of the Junior Arts Center
11:00 am- Spotlight Tour of the Museum Collection
12:00 p.m. – Tai-Chi Demo
1:00 to 1:45p – String and Bamboo music – Chinese music
1:00 pm- Spotlight Tour of the Museum Collection
2:00 to 2:45p – Dance Impression Productions – Chinese Dances
3:00 pm- Spotlight Tour of the Museum Collection

And the food truck "One Veg World" will be in the parking lot!

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.

Special Event

Friday,
June 27

Museum Closed for Seismic Retrofitting
The historic building that is home to the USC Pacific Asia Museum will undergo a seismic retrofitting to strengthen its foundation, as well as add approximately 700 square-feet of gallery space. The Museum will be closed to the public beginning June 27, 2016 and is expected to reopen in May 2017.