Jan
16
Thu
Asian Art Now with Guest Curator Esa Epstein
Jan 16 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 16 @ 6:00 pm
Asian Art Now with Guest Curator Esa Epstein

Join guest curator Esa Epstein for a conversation on current trend and the future of Asian art in relation to the Crow Collection’s upcoming exhibition Vivan Sundaram: Re-take of Amrita. Space is limited; reserve your place online or call (214) 979-6435.

Jan
28
Tue
Arts & Letters Live in partnership with the Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Amy Tan
Jan 28 @ 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.

Feb
1
Sat
Chinese New Year Festival
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm
Chinese New Year Festival

For a downloadable map and schedule click below!

Crow Collection Chinese New Year Map and Schedule

Say goodbye to the Year of the Snake and celebrate the Year of the Horse at the Crow Collection’s signature Chinese New Year festival. With a crowd expected to surpass last year’s record-breaking 10,000 guests, this horse-themed extravaganza expands the festival’s footprint across Flora with an elevated stage area featuring must-see performances every half hour, expanded food and beverage offerings including food trucks down Harwood Street, and over a dozen specialty booths featuring art activities, delightful surprises such as a fortune-telling Truth Booth, and live miniature horses.

Plus, for the first time, an exclusive indoor VIP hospitality lounge will be accessible for Friends of the Crow Collection. If you are already a member, you may RSVP below or at rsvp@dev.crowcollection.org to secure easy access for the dragon dance, fireworks, and more. Not yet a member? Click here for more information or to join now!

On Our Main Stage:

10:30–11 am | JK Wong Academy: Four-Lion Dance -The four-member Lion and Dragon Dances demonstrated here are meant to bring good luck and fortune for the new year with their stylistic movements and rich symbolism, and this exciting performance is sure to bring joy to all.

11:15–11:45 am | Dallas Asian American Youth Orchestra – From traditional Western classical music to the music of Eastern Asia, The DAAYO creates a special blend of musical styles.  They will present Philip Glass String Quartet No. 3 “Mishima” movements: V. Blood Oath and VI. Closing, led by James Song.

11:50 am–12:15 pm | Jiaping Shi Dance School – Incorporating classical Chinese music as well as exquisite costumes and clothing, the Jiaping Shi Dance School beautifully depicts the grace and charm of traditional Chinese dance.

12:15–12:30 pm | Cowboy and Cowgirl Costume Contest – Show off your best cowgirl and cowboy costume.  A prize will be awarded to the “best dressed” cowboy and cowgirl.

12:30–1 pm | Jasmines Chinese Dance Troupe – Founded January 2008 in Plano, this group of experienced dancers specializes in Chinese classical and folk dance, as well as traditional Chinese fashion shows.

1–1:30 pm | Intermission – Executive Director of the Crow Collection of Asian Art, Amy Hofland, will welcome Girl Scout Troop 3352, made up entirely of girls adopted from China who live across the DFW Metroplex.

1:45–2:45 pm | Betty Soo – From soulful and reflective to humorous and witty, Betty Soo’s songs engage with and navigate the various dimensions of our human condition from a unique and personal point of view.

3–3:30 pm | Orizon – With their motto of “Many Cultures, One Style.”  Orizon stays true to their words in an eclectic range of dance and music that clearly reflects the multifaceted natures and diverse influences their members bring.

3:30–3:45 pm | Cowboy and Cowgirl Costume Contest – Show off your best cowgirl and cowboy costume.  A prize will be awarded to the “best dressed” cowboy and cowgirl.

4–5 pm | Rodney Parker and 50 Peso Reward – Labeled rock by some and alternative-country by others, they are a distinctive blend of the two with a particularly Texan accent.  It is precisely this amalgam of sounds and styles that gives the group such broad appeal to so many.

5:15–6:15 pm | JK Wong Academy: Nine-Lion Dance and Kung Fu Show – An amazing Kung Fu performance followed by a nine-person Lion Dance.

6:15 pm | Fireworks by Star S Productions SFX – FINALE: Fireworks and a lighted horse syncopated with music: Symphony 1997 – Jubilation by Tan Dun.

May
1
Thu
Cooking Class at Kalachandji’s Vegetarian Restaurant
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 Cooking Class at Kalachandji’s Vegetarian Restaurant @ Kalachandji's Restaurant and Palace | Dallas | Texas | United States

Come to one of Dallas’ most delicious vegetarian restaurants and learn how to make authentic vegetarian food. Located in the beautiful setting of a Hare Krishna temple, the menu for the evening will include Sambhar (South Indian soup), Dosa (rice and dal crepe), Idli (steamed cake), Aloo-Mattar Sabzi (potato and pea curry), and Coconut-Cilantro Chutney.

No pre-registration required – just show up!

Jellyfish Eyes Film Screening at the DMA
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jellyfish Eyes Film Screening at the DMA @ Dallas Museum of Art: Horchow Auditorium | Dallas | Texas | United States

Born in Tokyo in 1962, Takashi Murakami is one of the most influential and acclaimed artists to have emerged from Asia in the late twentieth century.  His first live-action feature film Jellyfish Eyes tells the story of Masashi, a young boy who moves to a sleepy town in the Japanese countryside with his mother in the wake of a natural disaster. After returning home from his new elementary school one day, Masashi discovers a flying jellyfish-like creature whom he befriends and names Kurage-bo. Masashi soon discovers that all his classmates have similarly magical pets, known as F.R.I.E.N.D.s, which are controlled by electronic devices that the children use to battle one another. Despite their playful appearances, however, these F.R.I.E.N.D.s turn out to be part of a sinister plot that will threaten the entire town.

Following the screening, artist Takashi Murakami will  participate in a Q&A with Gabriel Ritter, The Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the DMA.

Jellyfish Eyes is FREE, but reservations are required. Reserve your ticket online in advance to guarantee your seat.

May
2
Fri
Family Educator Mornings at the Kimbell Art Museum – The Way of the Samurai
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Family Educator Mornings at the Kimbell Art Museum – The Way of the Samurai  @ Kimbell Art Museum | Fort Worth | Texas | United States

This free program is structured for homeschool students (ages 8–16) and their adult partners to discover fun and inspiring ways to enjoy art together.  Each session features a staff presentation, interactive gallery tours, and hands-on learning activities.

Free; registration required, click below to register with the Kimbell. Each program is limited to 40 children, plus their adult companions.

Please email the Kimbell if you have questions at edassist@kimbellmuseum.org.