2014 / USC Pacific Asia Museum / “The Garden in Asia” thru Jan 05


PAM Garden in Asia Tray

Tray with stand, Japan, c. 1830 (Late Edo period) Urushi, metal, wood, mother-of-pearl. (Pacific Asia Museum Collection, Gift of Elly Nordskog)

Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena

The Garden in Asia

November 23, 2012 to January 05, 2014        Changing Exhibition Galleries


The Garden in Asia features objects from across Asia that demonstrate the role of the garden as a source of inspiration throughout the centuries.

The exhibition includes paintings, prints, lacquerware, sculpture and textiles from throughout East and South Asia.

The exhibition focuses on the idea of the garden as a creative space, both intellectually and artistically, but also the respite that nature, encapsulated in gardens, offers in daily life.

The included artworks allow visitors to experience the impact gardens have made on artists’ literal study of nature as well as its more abstract and emotional qualities.

After their visit to this exhibition, visitors are encouraged to spend time in Pacific Asia Museum’s renowned courtyard garden for a complete experience.

Related Programs are following:

Art and Coffee January 11, 2013, 3 pm   Curatorial staff introduce and lead discussion of selected items in this exhibition in this series of informal Friday afternoon get-togethers. Coffee provided by Starbucks.

Curator’s Tour  February 16, 2013, 2 pm  Enjoy a closer look at the art and imagery of The Garden in Asia as curatorial staff lead a tour of this exhibition.

Silk Road Storytime  May 4, 2013, 10:30 am   Children and families of all ages are welcome to hear stories inspired by Asian gardens, followed by a fun craft and snacks. Free and open to the public.

Free Family Festival   May 12, 2013, 12-4 pm  A perfect Mother’s Day afternoon! Enjoy a flower-filled day of performances, crafts and more as we celebrate the garden traditions of Asia. Free and open to the public.

Pacific Asia Museum is located at 46 North Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101. (626) 449-2742 www.pacificasiamuseum.org

The museum opens from Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Admissions are $10 for adults. Free admission every 4th Friday of the month.