USC Pacific Asia Museum reopening May 29

May 29, 2021, USC Pacific Asia Museum reopening will allow the public to return to Southern California’s only museum devoted exclusively to the arts of Asia and the Pacific. Members-only preview hours are scheduled for May 29 and 30 from 9 am ­to 11 am. Reservations can be made on USC PAM’s website.
 
“We are looking forward to welcoming our visitors back to experience the group exhibition We Are Here: Contemporary Art and Asian Voices in Los Angeles, which was slated to open to the public the week the museum was mandated to close due to COVID-19,” Dr. Bethany Montagano, the museum’s director, said. “While the show has been accessible via our online viewing platform, we’re delighted to have visitors experience the works in person.”
 
All visitors to USC Pacific Asia Museum reopening, including USC PAM members, must purchase or reserve advance timed-entry tickets online. Onsite ticket purchases will not be available. Admission will be pay what you wish through June 6, 2021.
 
Online exhibitions and programming will continue to be available as a resource to visit the museum from anywhere. For the programming schedule and details, visit pacificasiamuseum.usc.edu.

MUSEUM HOURS
Wednesday – Sunday 11 am to 5 pm
Note: On May 29 and 30 the museum will host USC PAM members-only hours from 9 am to 11 am.
Postponed until further notice: Free Thursday nights, Free second Sundays, on-site school tours, private events, in-person public programs, and docent tours.

“We Are Here: Contemporary Art and Asian Voices in Los Angeles”

“We Are Here: Contemporary Art and Asian Voices in Los Angeles” (through June 6) features work by Reanne Estrada, Phung Huynh, Ahree Lee, Ann Le, Kaoru Mansour, Mei Xian Qiu, and Sichong Xie. Organized by USC Pacific Asia Museum Curator Dr. Rebecca Hall, the exhibition aims to ignite understanding across geography and generation, culture and difference.

These seven Los Angeles-based female contemporary artists of diverse Asian Pacific heritages engage with and draw from their family’s experiences as refugees, immigrants, and foreign nationals to create compelling works of art that invite visitors to think about their histories. Interwoven in their works are personal and universal narratives that give voice to the plural community we call home. More info at pacificasiamuseum.usc.edu/exhibitions/current/.

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