USC Pacific Asia Museum – FREE museum days and public programs


USC Pacific Asia Museum Announces

Free Admission Days and Public Programs 

In Celebration of December Grand Reopening


Reopening exhibitions feature the permanent collection and special exhibition Winds from Fusang: Mexica and China in the Twentieth Century 

as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.

USC Pacific Asia Museum (PAM) is proud to announce free admission from December 8-17, 2017 and a schedule of free public programs through January 2018 to celebrate the grand reopening after the seismic retrofit of its 1924 Chinese Qing Dynasty-inspired home.

The free public programs are presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Winds from Fusang: Mexico and China in the Twentieth Century as part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.

The seismic retrofit strengthened the building’s foundation and added additional gallery space for special exhibitions. 

In addition to the special programs and exhibition, the building will reopen with a refreshed 21st century look, featuring an updated gallery flow, a new visitor center and gift shop, plus museum admission will now be free every Thursday from 5-8pm.



FREE Admission Days for Grand Reopening.

Friday, December 8 through Sunday, December 17, 2017


Enjoy FREE admission and explore the exhibitions.



Sunday, December 17, 2017

12:00pm – 4:00pm


Collaborative paper cut art-making activity inspired by Mexican papel picado and Chinese jianzhe for PST LA/LA Pasadena and San Marino Regional Day. 

All ages are welcome to participate in this art-making activity focused on themes of cultural exchange and collaboration between Chinese and Mexican art and artists.

Free Second Sunday

Sunday, January 14, 2018

12:00pm – 4:00pm


Family day focused on Chinese animated film Uproar in Heaven with animation and character design art-making activity for all ages.



Sunday, January 14, 2018

2:00pm – 4:30pm


Enjoy a screening of Uproar in Heaven, the 1964 feature-length animated film from China.

Followed by a conversation facilitated by USC Ph.D. candidate Melissa Chan. Mandarin Chinese dialogue.

English subtitles.

Recommended for ages 8+


Conversation@PAM: Martial Arts in 1960s Chinese Cinema

Thursday, January 18, 2018

7:00pm – 8:30pm


This edition of Conversation@PAM will examine the connections between King Hu’s martial arts films and the emergence of martial arts film as a genre in Chinese and Sinophone contexts.

By looking at the intersection between animation, literature, and cinema, this presentation discusses how “Chineseness” is negotiated through visual representations. Presentation and discussion facilitated by USC Ph.D. candidate Melissa Chan.


Images and additional information about Winds from Fusang: Mexico and China in the Twentieth Century is available in the press kit here

Winds from Fusang: Mexico and China in the Twentieth Century is presented by USC Pacific Asia Museum as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. 

 About Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA:

Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is a far reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Supported by grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA takes place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California, from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, and from San Diego to Santa Barbara. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty.


About the USC Pacific Asia Museum:

USC Pacific Asia Museum is Southern California’s only museum exclusively devoted to the arts of Asia and the Pacific, and the only U.S. university museum dedicated to the subject. Since 1971, the museum’s mission is to further intercultural understanding through the arts of Asia and the Pacific Islands.  The museum holds a collection of more than 17,000 items from across Asia and the Pacific Islands, spanning more than 5,000 years.




Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.


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