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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,
January 21
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,
January 23
8-9:30 a.m.

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

class Class

Saturday,
January 23
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,
January 23
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,
January 23
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

Sunday,
January 24
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Hawaiian Music Class
Classes are in the library with instructors Charles Kiaha and Ilima Lei Russell.

class Class

Thursday,
January 28
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,
January 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,
January 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,
January 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.
lectures Lecture

Saturday,
January 30
7 p.m.

Conversations @ PAM: Park Soo-Keun
The Program will trace this distinguished Korean artist's career from multiple perspectives. The discussion will focus on topics such as the socio-political environment that influenced his work and shaped his career, his interest in French artist Jean-Francois Miller, his fascination with Korean archaeology and early history, and his relationship with Western patrons through the newly formed Bando Gallery in Seoul.

The panel will include:
Sunmi Um, Curator at Park Soo-Keun Museum in Korea
Dr. Jungsil Jenny Lee, Visiting Professor at the University of Kansas
David Kang, USC Professor of International Relations and Director of the USC Korean Studies Institute

Moderated by USC PAM Assistant Curator, Yeonsoo Chee

This program is made possible with support from The Korea Foundation.

Tour Tour

Saturday,
January 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.

class Class

Sunday,
January 31
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Hawaiian Music Class
Classes are in the library with instructors Charles Kiaha and Ilima Lei Russell.

class Class

Thursday,
February 4
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,
February 6
8-9:30 a.m.

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

class Class

Saturday,
February 6
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,
February 6
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,
February 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.

Special Event

Sunday,
February 7
11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

6th Annual Lunar New Year Festival
Experience how the Lunar New Year is celebrated in China, Korea and Cambodia. At this year’s Festival, celebrate with music, dance, art making, storytelling, and a host of other family-friendly entertainment that explores the arts and cultures of Asia and more. Families of all backgrounds welcome! Event is free!

class Class

Sunday,
February 7
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Hawaiian Music Class
Classes are in the library with instructors Charles Kiaha and Ilima Lei Russell.

class Class

Thursday,
February 11
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,
February 13
8-9:30 a.m.

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

class Class

Saturday,
February 13
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,
February 13
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,
February 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.

Special Event

Sunday,
February 14
10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Free Second Sunday: Symbols of Kindness
Join us as we celebrate the many ways the people of Asia express kindness to others. Admission to the galleries and the day’s programming are FREE all day.
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

class Class

Sunday,
February 14
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Hawaiian Music Class
Classes are in the library with instructors Charles Kiaha and Ilima Lei Russell.

class Class

Thursday,
February 18
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,
February 20
8-9:30 a.m.

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

class Class

Saturday,
February 20
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,
February 20
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,
February 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,
February 20
2 p.m..

Haiku
Organized by the Southern California Haiku Study Group meeting, beginners always welcome.

class Class

Sunday,
February 21
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Hawaiian Music Class
Classes are in the library with instructors Charles Kiaha and Ilima Lei Russell.

class Class

Thursday,
February 25
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.

exhibition Exhibition

Friday,
February 26

Special Exhibition Opens
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

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

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

class Class

Saturday,
February 27
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,
February 27
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,
February 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

Sunday,
February 28
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Hawaiian Music Class
Classes are in the library with instructors Charles Kiaha and Ilima Lei Russell.

Special Event

Wednesday,
March 2
5.- 7 p.m.

Evening for Educators: Royal Taste
Calling all educators! Join us for an evening of fun and engaging professional development. K-12 teachers will have opportunities to explore, learn, create, and connect with colleagues. Focusing on the USC Pacific Asia Museum’s special exhibition, Royal Taste, the night’s program presents strategies to incorporate the visual arts into the classroom with activities that explore the artistic process, approach works of art as primary sources, and emphasize parallels between the visual arts and core content areas. All programs are interdisciplinary and are developed to meet the California state content standards.

class Class

Thursday,
March 3
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,
March 5
8-9:30 a.m.

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

class Class

Saturday,
March 5
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,
March 5
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,
March 5
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

Sunday,
March 6
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Hawaiian Music Class
Classes are in the library with instructors Charles Kiaha and Ilima Lei Russell.

class Class

Thursday,
March 10
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,
March 11
6.- 10 p.m.

Pasadena Art Night
Enjoy a free evening of art, music, and entertainment as Pasadena’s art and cultural institutions open their opens, sponsored by the City of Pasadena.

class Class

Saturday,
March 12
8-9:30 a.m.

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

class Class

Saturday,
March 12
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,
March 12
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,
March 12
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,
March 13
10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Free Second Sunday: Pakistan
Join us as we celebrate the arts and culture of Pakistan. Throughout the day, the Museum will offer performances, art activities, food, and tours of our diverse collection.
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

Sunday,
March 13
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Hawaiian Music Class
Classes are in the library with instructors Charles Kiaha and Ilima Lei Russell.

class Class

Thursday,
March 17
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,
March 19
8-9:30 a.m.

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

class Class

Saturday,
March 19
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,
March 19
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,
March 19
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,
March 19
2 p.m..

Haiku
Organized by the Southern California Haiku Study Group meeting, beginners always welcome.

class Class

Sunday,
March 20
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Hawaiian Music Class
Classes are in the library with instructors Charles Kiaha and Ilima Lei Russell.

families Workshop

Sunday,
March 20
2 p.m.

Family Workshop
Join us as we explore the Museum newest exhibition, Royal Taste. Step back in time and explore the life of the nobility in the Ming Dynasty. Take a family friendly guided tour through the exhibition and return to our art studio to create a take-home artwork with artist, Quan Yen Trang, from Barnsdall Arts. Ages 7 – 12.  1 Adult/1 Child $14 Member, Non Member $18

class Class

Thursday,
March 24
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,
March 25
12.- 6:30 p.m.

Appraisal Day
Do you have something in your home about which you have been dying to know the value? Take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet with experts from auction house Bonhams Los Angeles and get your items appraised. Limit 5 items per person. $5 per object charge for appraisal

class Class

Saturday,
March 26
8-9:30 a.m.

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

class Class

Saturday,
March 26
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,
March 26
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,
March 26
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

Sunday,
March 27
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Hawaiian Music Class
Classes are in the library with instructors Charles Kiaha and Ilima Lei Russell.

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.