Exhibit Opening: Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 2-4pm at the Chuang Archive and Learning Center
Admission is $4, Free for members and children under 12
Feast your eyes on the graceful strokes and charming colors of Dr. Polly Liew’s watercolor paintings.
Dr. Polly Liew will exhibit 29 of her vibrant watercolor paintings at the Chuang Archive and Learning Center beginning Saturday, June 6, 2015. All pieces will be available for sale, 100% of the proceeds will benefit the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum.
In her earlier years, the artist Dr. Polly Liew studied Chinese brush painting and has recently concentrated on western watercolor painting. Her newest work reflects her artistic talent influenced by both techniques.
Dr. Liew observes the world as an artist and expresses her imagination and appreciation of the beauty of nature through the use of vibrant colors and rhythmic style of painting, which she hopes will lead its audience to a peaceful, yet exhilarating experience.
Presented by Asian Story Theater
Co-Produced by San Diego Chinese Historical Museum & Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego
SPECIAL PREVIEW TICKETS:
$5 per person, $2 for SDCHM and JAHSSD members
Free for children under 12 year
Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00pm at the Chuang Archive and Learning Center
Join the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum for a special 1-hour preview of Stories of the Sun Cafe, a collaborative project that collected the personal stories of the real people who worked and frequented this cafe in our own city, with the dreams, fears, and triumphs that inspired us all.
All proceeds from the Special Preview will benefit the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum and its exhibit and educational programs.
Stories of the Sun Cafe will be premiering at the Lyceum Theater on June 25 – 28.
Presented by San Diego Chinese Historical Museum & San Diego Chinese American Science and Engineering Association
Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 2-4pm at the Chuang Archive and Learning Center
Admission is $4, Free for SDCHM and SDCASEA members and children under 12
Commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II with a special presentation by Dr. Paul Hung-Chao Tai 戴鴻超, the unveiling of an exhibition of historic photographs, and a short film about World War II in China. Dr. Tai will discuss some little-known facts about China’s war against Japan in order to correct distortions of history and illuminate previously understudied aspects of the war.
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Extension Current Exhibits:
This exhibit traces Chinese pottery from its humble, utilitarian beginnings to its culmination as an elite art form. Early specimens reveal ancient social structure, with Han Dynasty 漢朝 (206 bce-220 CE) roof tile ends that record the status of their owners in ancient Wadang 瓦當 script. Grave goods intended for use in the afterlife, like a Han Dynasty miniature house and Song Dynasty 宋朝 (960-1279 ce) funerary jars, shed light on daily life and death in a bygone era. Sculptures of horses and carriages capture the dominance of the equestrian mongol culture during the Yuan Dynasty 元朝 (1279-1368 CE). And porcelain vessels illustrate the expertise of Ming Dynasty 明朝 (1368-1644 ce) craftsmen who increased firing temperatures and used white kaolin clay to create fine china that was coveted worldwide. Kevin Stewart donated most of this marvelous collection, and Supervisor Ron Roberts and the county of San Diego funded the purchase of several pieces. A generous grant from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter foundation made research and production of this exhibition possible.
Featured image: pottery carriage, yuan dynasty 元朝 (1279-1368 CE)
Chuang Archive and Learning Center Current Exhibits:
Check back soon for new exhibits!
Want a tour of the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum’s permanent collection and the featured rotating exhibit? Would you like to explore Old Chinatown and learn about San Diego’s old Stingaree Red Light District? The Gaslamp District was a very different place in the turn of century, learn how it got to be that way.
The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum offers museum tours on the first Saturday and an Asian Pacific Historic District Walking tour on the second Saturday of every month. Space is limited so make your reservations today. See Ongoing Events for more information.
NEW LECTURE SERIES: Explore intriguing aspects of Chinese art, culture and history with Senior Coordinator of Education & Exhibits Alex Stewart. New topics every month, many of which feature original research on museum artifacts or firsthand ethnographic accounts from China.