Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Pacific Asia’


M.A.D. for Mom

M.A.D. for Mom
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No, no, we’re not mad at Mom. Heaven’s no. M.A.D. stands for Member Appreciation Days at Southland Museums. This weekend—which for this event includes Friday—a Pasadena Museum of History membership allows free admission to 20 Southern California institutions such as our own Pacific Asia Museum and the Pasadena Museum of California Art,spreading wide to include […]

Museum Freebies & Discounts

Museum Freebies & Discounts

Need a little family bonding time post-feast and football? Or a place to walk off some of that turkey?  How about exploring museums—for free? Or, if you’re in a Black Friday mood, there’s no better place to find clever gifts and unusual holiday decor than the gift shop at any of our local museums—and you […]

Pacific Asia Museum

Pacific Asia Museum

You know you are close when you see the distinctly Chinese silhouette of the roofline in Pasadena’s Playhouse District. This beautiful site—a replica of a building in Beijing’s Forbidden City—offers up 5,000 years of art and artifacts from Asia and the Pacific Islands, and it is the only museum in Southern California with such a […]

Granta: Pakistan at Pacific Asia

Granta: Pakistan at Pacific Asia

The latest edition of the acclaimed literary quarterly Granta focuses on Pakistan, and in honor of this issue, Pasadena’s Pacific Asia Museum is hosting a free event: an interview and discussion with Granta editor John Freeman. He’ll talk about the the culture and literature of Pakistan, and the writers, poets and artists featured in the […]

ArtNight, ArtWalk and More!

ArtNight, ArtWalk and More!

We locals know there’s a whole lot more to Pasadena than parades and princesses—there’s culture, and learning, and beauty, and food… and ArtNight. Held on a fall Friday night, ArtNight is a robust celebration of the arts that is attended by everyone and his mother: schoolkids, seniors, yuppies, preppies, Caltech scientists, preschool teachers, employed poets, unemployed […]

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