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On the Steps at SDMA: A Celebration of Asian Arts

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On the Steps at SDMA: A Celebration of Asian Arts

Location: The San Diego Museum of Art

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Friday, March 15
5:00 p.m.
Museum front steps

Free Admission!

Celebrate the beauty and diversity of the Asian Arts collections during the Museum’s On the Steps event! Enjoy FREE Museum admission from 5:00–8:00 p.m., plus artmaking activities, live performances, and artists from San Diego’s Japanese, Chinese, and Korean communities.


– Korean paper art demonstration with Eun Jin Amy Kim and Korean ceramics with Yonsoo Chung from the House of Korea at Balboa Park
– Chinese ink painting with Confucius Institute at San Diego State University
– Ikebana demonstrations and bonsai with Sharon Bristow at the Japanese booth
– Hands-on art making activities for families and children with the San Diego Museum of Art


– Japanese Koto and Shakuhachi flute performance by Kyoko Takeda and Jon Crick.
– Solo Japanese Koto performance by Reiko Obata.
– Japanese Taiko drum performance featuring Naruwan Taiko of San Diego
– Performances by Confucius Institute at San Diego State University, including Tai Chi Kung Fu and the guzheng
– Performances by San Diego Korean Pungmul Institute / 샌디에고 한국풍물학교

After the event, join us in the auditorium for a 8:00 p.m. screening of Zhang Yimou’s critically acclaimed film Hero (2002). Separate film screening admission required.

Featured: Katsushika Hokusai, Poem by Sarumaru Dayu, 1835. Woodblock print. Gift of Clark M. Cavenee. 1954.46


March 15, 2019
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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