|Pacific Asia Museum presents a wide variety of public programming in June 2013. All programs below are included with museum admission unless otherwise stated.Silk Road Storytime
June 1, 10:30 a.m.
Some of the best stories don’t have any people in them at all! Join Sunny Stevenson as she shares favorite animal stories from across Asia. You can also make a fun animal craft and enjoy some Asian snacks. Free and open to the public.
June 9, 16, 23, 3-5:30 p.m.
Acclaimed textile artist Setsuko Hayashi is back by popular demand! Over three consecutive Sundays, students will create projects using three distinctive dyeing techniques: Japanese shibori, Indonesian batik and stenciling. Taught in Japanese and English. Each class is $35 for members, $45 for non-members, or sign up for all three for $90 for members, $120 non-members. Fee includes all materials. Students under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration required, visit the Pacific Asia Museum front desk or call 626-449-2742 x 31.
Sunday, June 16, 2:30 p.m.
Friday, June 21, 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Authors on Asia: Dennis George Crow
Sunday, June 23, 2 p.m.
Dennis George Crow will discuss and show images from his new book, Old Shanghai’s Bund: Rare Images from the 19th Century. Presented as a collection for the first time, these rare and early photographs of Shanghai’s most famous waterfront offer a unique glimpse into how a small treaty port turned into the city’s most recognized landmark. Dennis George Crow is a leading specialist in historic China and Asian photography. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Light refreshments. RSVP to 626-449-2742 x 20.
Authors on Asia: Kendall H. Brown
Sunday, June 30, 2 p.m.
Kendall H. Brown will discuss and show images from his new book, Quiet Beauty: The Japanese Gardens of North America. Japanese gardens have been part of North American culture for almost 150 years. In his new book, Brown offers an intimate look at twenty-six of the most beautiful, with stunning color photographs of each, detailing their style, history, and special functions, and explores the ingenuity and range of Japanese landscaping.
Top images, from left:
Sunny Stevenson at Silk Road Storytime
Japanese shibori scarf
Old Shanghai’s Bund by Dennis George Crow
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.