Fri Sep 19 2014 6:00 pm thru Fri Sep 19 2014 11:59 pm

Block Party | After Dark

Travel To Asia

at Crow Collection of Asian Art
When:
Fri Sep 19 2014 6:00 pm — Midnight
Where:
Crow Collection of Asian Art
Cost:
Free
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Join the Crow Collection of Asian Art in an East-West art and culture exchange.  Learn how to decorate your own hand fan, a tradition as old as the Song Dynasty, then practice signing your autograph on it after seeing your name written side by side in English and Chinese! Check out a performance by the Dallas Asian American Youth Orchestra, visit the Texas-sized world map exhibit to plan an adventure in Asia, or join a Gallery Educator for a unique tour of the collection. End the evening by enjoying the award-winning film Jiro Dreams of Sushi while sampling cocktails prepared with traditional ingredients from both Asian and American cultures.

Download the program here!

ART ACTIVITY: CHINESE HAND FANS
6–8 PM | Arbor Walk, 2nd floor
In the past, Chinese fans were used to signify a high social status. Today they are used to display grace in dances and personality traits of characters in theatrical plays or storytelling. Beat the heat and join us for fan making and even get your name written in Chinese.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITY: MAP OF ASIA
6–10 PM | Jade Room, 2nd floor
Ever wanted to travel to Asia? Well now is your chance to share where you would want to go in Asia on our community map of Asia.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITY: SAND RANGOLI
6–10 PM | Flora Street
Rangoli are intricate designs put on floors in courtyards or other significant sites in a home or public place that are made of colored sand, flour, rice, or even flowers. They are meant to ward off evil and invite and welcome Hindu deities into the space. Using actual stencils from India, help create a sand rangoli mural to adorn the entrance to the museum.

GAMES: DIABOLO JUGGLING, TUHO AND SHUTTLECOCK
6-10 PM | Flora Street
Stop by and learn how to play these traditional games. Evolved from the Chinese yo-yo, Diabolo Juggling is a game played by pulling the string and turning the axle repeatedly to make the diabolo rotate faster. Tuho is a traditional Chinese and Korean game that requires players to throw sticks into a large, ornate canister. As for Shuttlecock, Jianzi in Chinese, players aim to keep a heavily weighted shuttlecock in the air by using their bodies, apart from their hands. May the odds be ever in your favor.

PERFORMANCE: DALLAS ASIAN AMERICAN YOUTH ORCHESTRA
6:30 PM | Sculpture Garden
From traditional Western classical music to the music of Eastern Asia, the Dallas Asian American Youth Orchestra, DAAYO, will create a special blend of musical styles.

GALLERY TALK
7:30 PM | Grand Gallery, 2nd floor
Join a Crow Collection Gallery Educator for the start of a progressive tour through the Arts District. Tours begin at the Nasher at 6:30 PM and continue to the Dallas Museum of Art at 7:00 PM then complete your tour experience here at the Crow Collection.

PERFORMANCE: SAMUL NORI AND KOREAN DRUM DANCE WITH HANSOL SAMULNORI
7:30 PM | Flora Fountain
Samul nori is a genre of traditional percussion music originating in Korea. The word samul means “four objects” and nori means “play.” Literally, samul nori is performed with four traditional Korean musical instruments: Kkwaenggwari (a small gong), Jing (a larger gong), Janggu (an hourglass-shaped drum) and Buk (a barrel drum similar to the bass drum). Samul nori has its roots in Pungmulnori (literally “Korean traditional percussion instruments playing”), a Korean folk genre comprising music, acrobatics, folk dance, and rituals, which was traditionally performed in rice farming villages in order to ensure and to celebrate good harvests. Stop by and enjoy the beat of a different drum.

PERFORMANCE: JASMINES CHINESE DANCE TROUPE
8:30 PM | Grand Gallery, 2nd floor
Founded January 2008 in Plano, this group of experienced dancers specializes in Chinese classical and folk dance.

GALLERY CHALLENGE
8:30 PM | Link Asia, 2nd floor
Join a Crow Collection Gallery Educator for a unique tour experience that includes an activity in the galleries, while learning about a work of art from the collection or exhibit.

EAST MEETS WEST COCKTAIL TASTING
9 – 11 PM | Grand Gallery, 2nd floor
Explore the different tastes and flavors in a variety of Asian inspired cocktails. Supplies are limited. Must show proof of age to be served alcohol.

SCREENING: JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI
10:00 PM | Grand Gallery, 2nd floor
Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a 2011 American documentary film directed by David Gelb. The film follows Jiro Ono, an 85-year-old sushi master and owner of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a Michelin three-star restaurant, on his continuing quest to perfect the art of sushi. The film also profiles Jiro’s two sons, both of whom are also sushi chefs. The younger son, Takashi, left Sukiyabashi Jiro to open a mirror image of his father’s restaurant in Roppongi Hills. The 50-year-old elder son, Yoshikazu, obligated to succeed his father, still works for Jiro and is faced with the prospect of one day taking over the flagship restaurant. Grab a cocktail and sit back and enjoy this enthralling look at a man’s pursuit of perfection through the art of sushi.