Chinese New Year is Sunday, February 10, 2013. Want to learn more about this fascinating culture and others? Visit the Pacific Asia Museum. The museum's historic building and garden reflect a unique kind of northern Chinese, palace-style architecture, creating an ideal place to explore 15,000 ancient and modern works of art about the lives of people across Asia and the Pacific region. Normally, admission can be up to $10 per person, but on the fourth Friday of the month, entry is free for everyone from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.!
Pacific Asia Museum's collection includes the Harari Collection of Japanese paintings and drawings from the Edo period (1600-1868); important Chinese ceramics and textiles; one of the biggest collections of Japanese folk paintings outside Japan; a South Pacific tapa (bark cloth) collection; the Lydman and Snukal Collections of Chinese ceramics; Southeast Asian Ceramics from the Collection of Margot and Hans Ries; a fine collection of Buddhist art from throughout Asia; and the complete prints of Paul Jacoulet.
Discover the role of The Garden in Asia in the current exhibition running through November 17, 2013. Then, examine Pacific Asia Museum’s courtyard, inspired by the classic gardens of China, where architecture is in harmony with nature.
Take a trip to another continent without leaving the States.
Free on the 4th Friday of the month
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
46 North Los Robles Avenue