Immerse yourself in the beauty of Chinese art and culture. Join us for an extraordinary tour with the curator of the Chen Gallery, home to more than 1,000 artifacts spanning 5000 years of Chinese history from the Neolithic Era pottery to Ming and Qing imperial palace collections. A delicious Dim Sum lunch to follow. Travel Club is open to members at the Associate Level and above. Price is $65 per person. Meet at the Garden at 9am return to campus around 3:30 pm. Note: Park in Lot 20, purchase a parking pass ($5/day) at the yellow parking pass dispenser near the lot entrance.
For more information and to RSVP by March 11 call the Membership Office at 562.985.2169.
Celebrate the Vernal Equinox at a musical performance in the Japanese Garden created and performed by Carolyn Bremer, Director of the Cole Conservatory and the CSULB Percussion Ensemble. Join the gathering to mark the rite of spring. Innovative musical compositions inspired by themes of transformation and innovation featuring Bremer’s personal collection of Tibetan singing bowls will harken back to ancient rituals while employing innovative approaches. A brief presentation by Bremer and student musicians with Q & A will follow at a light dessert reception in the Friends Garden. Members and their guests attend free of charge. Park in Lot 20 or 16 as available. Purchase parking passes at the yellow ticket dispensers in Lot 16 or across from Lot 20.
RSVP to 562.985.2169 by March 17th.
Noh, the oldest known form of stage performance in the world, utilizes both slow and frenetic body movements coupled with slight shifts of the masked head to convey subtle expressions and emotions. A complex tradition, Noh Theater combines dance, poetry, music, and acting. Originally performed out of doors, the Garden is the ideal setting to discover this rich heritage. Facilitated by Garden cultural experts, make your own Noh mask, role play with the EBMJG’s mask collection, or act out the gestures and movements to the sounds of a drum and flute amongst the Japanese Black Pines.
Complimentary entrance for members, suitable for all ages and skill levels. The Noh mask exhibit open to Garden members from 11 am to 4 pm. Please purchase a day parking pass for $5 available in Lot 16 across from the Garden, before entering the Garden. RSVP to 562.985.2169.
The Noh Mask Exhibit at the University Art Museum will be open to Garden members from 11am - 4pm.