Sep
7
Sat
Kids Club
Sat Sep 07 2013 9:00 am — 11:00 am
Kids Club @ The Dallas Zoo | Dallas | Texas | United States

Kids Club is a partnership among the Dallas Museum of Art, Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas Zoo, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and the Trinity River Audubon Center. By joining Kids Club, your family receives special benefits from all five organizations. To sign up, become a Friend of the Crow Collection at the Pearl level or higher today.

Oct
12
Sat
Japanese Art Symposium
Sat Oct 12 2013 2:00 pm — 4:00 pm

In partnership with Kokusai Tosogu Kai (KTK ), an international non-profit group devoted to the study, research and publication of accouterments of the Japanese Samurai Sword, the Crow Collection welcomes collectors of Japanese Arms from across the world for an afternoon discussion in the galleries.

Schedule:

2 PM  | Japan under the Shogun: Edo and the Tokugawa

2:30 PM  | Japanese Swords: the Soul of the Samurai

3 PM  | Jewelry of the Samurai: Precious Implements of the Sword

3:30 PM  | Thrill of the Find: What You Need to Know Before You Collect

Oct
16
Wed
Wednesday Art in Context Series at the Kimbell Art Museum: Karin Oen, PhD
Wed Oct 16 2013 12:30 pm — 1:30 pm

Admonition in the Garden: Chinese Scholar-Artists in Retreat
Karin Oen, PhD

In China, scholar-artists have a complex relationship with nature, which served both as inspiration and as a refuge for retreat from an unfriendly political climate. This talk investigates the intersections of art, landscape, and critical dissent in the work of artists from the Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties.

These lectures, part of a continuing series, introduce the permanent collection and selected exhibitions on view at the Kimbell Art Museum and provide background on the traditions underlying the major schools of art. The talk is free, no reservations, but seating is limited.

Oct
17
Thu
Otsukimi: Moon Viewing Celebration
Thu Oct 17 2013 6:30 pm — 9:30 pm
Otsukimi: Moon Viewing Celebration  @ Winfrey Point | Dallas | Texas | United States

The Japan America Society celebrates the full autumn moon each year with an outdoor picnic, Japanese music, and haiku poetry. Although not commonly observed in modern-day Japan, the moon viewing tradition dates back to the Heian Period (794–A.D. 1185), when the evening was marked with poetry and music by court aristocrats. The celebration later spread to warriors, townspeople, and farmers, and became a harvest festival.

Bring a picnic supper, beverage, and something to sit on as no food or drink will be sold at the event or pre-order an Obento from Mr. Sushi for $18 when purchasing your celebration tickets. Alcohol is not allowed at Winfrey Point, a City of Dallas park facility. For more information, visit jasdfw.org.

Schedule:

Picnic | 6:30 – 7:30
Cultural Activities | 6:30 – 8:30
Program | 7:30 – 9:30

Cultural Activities:
  • Shodo: Japanese calligraphy instruction
  • Origami
  • Ikebana: Japanese flower arrangements
  • Tsukimi Dango: Sample rice dumplings and Japanese tea
Stage Program:
  • Stan Richardson performing seasonal music on the shakuhachi (bamboo flute)
  • Kaguya Hime: Folktale read by Elaine Browning
  • Texas Astronomical Society: Telescopes for close-up moon views
  • Chris Gale performing on the ocarina
  • The art of Haiku by Michael Moore: Write and read your own haiku

 

Nov
9
Sat
Kids Club
Sat Nov 09 2013 9:00 am — 11:00 am
Kids Club @ The Dallas Museum of Art | Dallas | Texas | United States

Kids Club is a partnership among the Dallas Museum of Art, Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas Zoo, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and the Trinity River Audubon Center. By joining Kids Club, your family receives special benefits from all five organizations. To sign up, become a Friend of the Crow Collection at the Pearl level or higher today.

Jan
28
Tue
Arts & Letters Live in partnership with the Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Amy Tan
Tue Jan 28 2014 7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
Arts & Letters Live in partnership with the Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Amy Tan @ First United Methodist Church of Dallas

Bestselling author Amy Tan will discuss her newest novel, The Valley of Amazement, a sweeping epic spanning from San Francisco to Shanghai in the years 1890-1940. It transports readers from the collapse of China’s last imperial dynasty to the beginning of the Republic and recaptures the lost world of old Shanghai through the inner workings of courtesan houses and the lives of the foreigners living in the International Settlement, both erased by World War II. It also tells the tale of a painting that is passed down through generations of women in the same family. Despite vast differences in their upbringing, culture, and circumstances, each of the women is drawn to discover the meaning of the painting and the unknown histories of their mothers. Imbued with Tan’s characteristic insight and humor, The Valley of Amazement conjures a story of inherited trauma, desire and deception, and the power and obstinacy of love.

“Fiction and museums both provoke memories, taking people back in time. . . . That’s also what I want to do with my stories.”

—Amy Tan

Please note that registering below does not guarantee your spot. To purchase tickets and guarantee your spot, click here.