Dec 5 2010
Press Release: Pacific Asia Museum Announces Free Admission for Local Residents
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pacific Asia Museum Announces Free Admission for Local Residents
Pasadena, CA – December 4, 2010- To celebrate the museum’s outreach efforts funded by the James Irvine Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Pacific Asia Museum is pleased to provide free admission to all residents of Pasadena, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Temple City, Monterey Park, Rosemead, El Monte and Rowland Heights from December 17 to 31, 2010. Visitors just need to present their driver’s license or ID as proof of residency.

December Events at Pacific Asia Museum

Active Cultures featuring filmmaker Arthur Dong and Giant Robot co-founder Martin Wong: Friday, December 10, 2010 at 7:00 pmExperience Pacific Asia Museum’s innovative Active Cultures, a dynamic monthly lecture and conversation series featuring the art, history, food, music and diverse cultures of Asia and the Pacific Islands. December’s event features filmmaker Arthur Dong and journalist Martin Wong. Free for Pacific Asia Museum Members, $10 for non-members.

Arthur Dong last came to Pacific Asia Museum to screen his award-winning documentary, Hollywood Chinese, and returns for a sneak peek at his impressive collection of archival material exploring Chinese-American culture at its crossroads with Hollywood, pop culture, tradition and immigration. Martin Wong is the co-founder and co-editor of Giant Robot magazine, covering Asian American pop culture and beyond. In this lively talk, he will discuss Giant Robot’s vision by sharing some of his favorite features.

Historical and Cultural Preservation in China: The Dunhuang Caves of the Silk Road lecture with Neville Agnew: Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 2:00 pmNeville Agnew, Principle Project Specialist of the Getty Conservation Institute, will present current preservation and restoration activities jointly undertaken by China’s cultural preservation authority and the Getty Conservation Institute. The lecture will focus on the development of national guidelines for the conservation and management of China’s heritage sites and the multi-year project in Cave 85 of the Mogao cave temples of Dunhuang in northwest China.

This event is co-sponsored by the museum’s Chinese Arts Council and the Harvard Club of California. Reservations are required, call (626) 449-2742 ext. 31. Free for Pacific Asia Museum members, included with general admission for non-members ($9 adults, $7 students/seniors).

About Pacific Asia MuseumPacific Asia Museum is one of only four 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 cultural understanding through the arts. Since 1971, Pacific Asia Museum has served a broad audience of students, families, adults and scholars though its education and outreach programs.

Pacific Asia Museum is located at 46 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101. Museum opens Wednesday through Sunday 10 am to 6 pm. Admission is $9 general, $7 students/seniors, and free for children ages 11 and younger. Admission is free every 4th Friday of the month.

Pacific Asia Museum

Jenny Lin
Marketing Director and Associate Director of Development
phone: 626-449-2742, ext. 28


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