Fusion Fridays at USC Pacific Asia Museum: Art, Music and Mingling
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Probably a great event if you are single, show up with a group of friends, and simply let go and enjoy the frenzy. We went as a couple to tour the museum and see what the experience was like. Museum was unfortunately unimpressive. The social...continued
Please note that Fusion Fridays are designed for adults.
May 16, 2014
USC Pacific Asia Museum’s fifth season kicks off with dancing dragons and salsa lessons in the museum’s scenic courtyard. The YoroKobi Photo Booth will be onsite, plus Don Chow and India Jones food trucks. A cash bar stocked with beer from Angel City Brewery and wine, soda and water will cool you down after the DJ gets you heated up on the dance floor. Cocktail or Asian attire is encouraged for this indoor/outdoor event.
June 20, 2014
Take part in Indian festivities, then enjoy a traditional Tibetan folk dance performance plus lessons! Featuring India Jones and Komodo food trucks.
July 18, 2014
Listen to Korean drums and gongs, then stand back for a samurai reenactment – and photo ops!
August 15, 2014
Enjoy a night of dance and live music by Bedouin X as we gear up for an exhibition of contemporary art from the Middle East.
About the Ticket Supplier: USC Pacific Asia Museum
Established in 1971, the museum is one of few U.S. institutions dedicated to the arts and culture of Asia and the Pacific Islands, serving the city of Los Angeles and the Greater Southern California region. The museum’s mission is to further intercultural understanding through the arts of Asia and the Pacific Islands.
The museum’s historic building has served as a center for art, culture and learning in Pasadena since its construction in 1924 by pioneering collector and entrepreneur Grace Nicholson (1877-1948) as her residence, galleries, and Treasure House/emporium. Ms. Nicholson’s championing of Asian art early in the century set the tone for much of the Pasadena community’s arts-related activities during the ensuing decades. The building also served as the site of the Pasadena Art Museum, which was renowned for its groundbreaking exhibitions of contemporary art. Pacific Asia Museum combined the spirits of both its predecessors in its focus on the classic and contemporary arts of Asia and the Pacific Islands. In 2013, University of Southern California partnered with the museum to form USC Pacific Asia Museum. The affiliation broadened the community that benefits from the museum’s role as a vital resource for education and cultural heritage, and expanded the audience interested in a dialogue about art, history and culture.
Support from the museum’s constituent communities has enabled the collection to grow to more than 15,000 objects, spanning more than four thousand years and the region extending from Persia to the Pacific Islands. The museum fulfills its mission by organizing and presenting exhibitions, performances, lectures, classes, workshops, and festivals, all drawing on the arts and cultures of Asia and the Pacific Islands. These programs provide quality arts programming and education to children and families, ensuring greater access to the arts for area residents and nurturing new audiences.
In its brief history, the museum has organized and presented a number of groundbreaking exhibitions, including the first North American exhibitions of contemporary Chinese art after the Revolution and the first exhibition of Aboriginal art in the United States. Exhibitions originated by the museum have traveled across the country and to Japan. The museum is also committed to scholarship and has produced more than 50 exhibition catalogues.