Active Cultures

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Active Cultures

46 North Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena , CA 91101
February 17th, 2012 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

626-449-2742 ext 10
Wed-Sun 10-6


The innovative lecture series wraps with a final dynamic pairing: Artist Richard Jackson talks firsthand about the Pasadena art scene of the 1960s, and architect Andrew Liang discusses the unprecedented speed and scale of urbanization in China.

Select Fridays, Winter 2011-2012
6 p.m. Galleries and Store open
7:30 p.m. Auditorium lounge open
8 p.m. First Speaker begins

Active Cultures pairs engaging speakers in a dynamic, conversational program. Each evening features two experts and two topics not necessarily sharing an obvious connection. Each speaker makes a short, 30 minute presentation on their area of expertise, and then shares the stage in an open session where they take questions and along with the audience explore the connections between their topics. The evening concludes with continued conversation over food and drink as the audience and presenters come together in an informal reception.

The series takes Pacific Asia Museum's rich history of promoting dynamic cross-cultural conversations to the next level. By deconstructing the standard lecture format, and mixing topics and themes, Active Cultures is a fresh way of approaching art and culture. The program free to Pacific Asia Museum members and $10 for the general public.

Click here for a look back at the 2010/2011 Active Cultures series.

February 17, 2012
East of Western: Development of the Art Scene in Pasadena Artist Richard Jackson shares some of his personal experiences of the growing art scene in Pasadena in the late 1960s and early 1970s, reflected by a boom of artists utilizing commercial spaces in a yet-to-be-gentrified Old Town, Art Center College of Design's relocation from downtown LA to Pasadena, and the final days of the Pasadena Art Museum.

Splendid China: Building Life with Intelligence Principal of the L.A.-based Studio 0.10, USC School of Architecture Associate Professor Andrew Liang also directs the Asia Architecture and Urbanism Study Abroad Program, leading upper division architecture students on a 15 week quest to study the rapid urbanization of China.  He presents a view "through the looking-glass" of the unprecedented environments being created at unimaginable speeds and scale.
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