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Pacific Asia Museum

46 North Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, California

Phone: 626 449 2742 --

Statement of Purpose:

Pacific Asia Museum is the only museum in the southwest solely dedicated to the presentation, preservation and promotion of the art and culture of Asia and the Pacific Islands.

Museum exhibition, education and entertainment programs are designed to foster cross-cultural interaction and an understanding of the contribution Asian and Pacific Island peoples have made to world culture.

Highlights & Collections:

Permanent collection galleries showcase highlights from the museum's 17,000 art and cultural objects. Items include Chinese porcelains, carved jade, Japanese Edo period paintings, carved netsuke, Southeast Asian ceramics, Indian artifacts, Japanese otsu-e (folk paintings), Tibetan thankas, Indonesian cultural artifacts and much more. The museum is housed in the Chinese imperial palace-style Grace Nicholson Building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a California Landmark.

The museum's courtyard garden is one of only three authentic Chinese-style gardens in the US which are open to the public.

The museum store sells a wide variety of items including books, gifts, jewelry, children's toys and books, cards, posters and art catalogues.

Docent guided tours are offered each Sunday at 2pm and are free with museum admission. Admission is free on the 3rd Saturday of each month for Family Free Day: an afternoon of cultural activities for the entire family.

Exhibits & Special Events:

Gods and Goblins: Japanese Folk Paintings from Otsu May 19 through November 21, 1999.

Goblin playing the Shamisen

Daikoku wrestling Fukurokujo

Japanese Folk Paintings (otsu- e) from the Pacific Asia Museum Collection

August - December, 1999


Admission & Directions:

Membership price is $45 and our admission proce is now $5 for adults, $3 for students with ID and senior citizens, children under 12 are free with an adult. Members are free.

From the 210 Foothill Freeway, exit at Fair Oaks. Continue on the access road to Los Robles Avenue, right on Los Robles for three blocks, the museum is on the left.

From the 110 Pasadena Freeway, upon reaching the end of the free way, continue north on Arroyo Parkway to Colorado Boulevard. Right on Colorado Boulevard. Drive 3/4 of a mile to Los Robles Avenue. Left on Los Robles. The museum is in the first block on the right. Parking is available to the north of the museum.ock on the

Key Personnel:

David Kamansky, Executive Director & Seni

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