Pacific Asia Museum opens The Art of Continuity. Revering our Elders

. December 13, 2012

Pacific Asia Museum presents The Art of Continuity. Revering our Elders, an exhibition on view December 14th – January 5th, 2013.

High-Ranking Manchu Nobleman China, c. 1700, Ink, color and gold on silk © Pacific Asia Museum. Collection Gift of Mrs. Sunny Stevenson

The Art of Continuity: Revering our Elders examines the impact of the veneration of ancestors and lineages on the arts of Asia. In cultures informed by Confucian values, worship of family ancestors has generated countless objects for use in prescribed rituals. In other areas of Asia and the Pacific Islands, elders of prior generations are revered for their accumulated wisdom and ability to guide us through life’s transitions. The exhibition includes paintings and sculpture from East Asia and the Pacific Islands, including China, Korea and Papua New Guinea. In addition to enjoying a variety of traditions through this exhibition, visitors can share their own memories of their ancestors, highlighting the richness of Southern California’s cultural diversity.

Pacific Asia Museum
46 North Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena , CA 91101

Category: Fine Art

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