Teaching Artist

USC Pacific Asia Museum

Los Angeles, CA


The USC Pacific Asia Museum, established in 1971, is one of a few U.S. institutions dedicated to the arts and culture of Asia and the Pacific Islands, serving the city of Los Angeles and the Greater Southern California region. The museum’s mission is to further intercultural understanding through the arts of Asia and the Pacific Islands. Learn more: http://pacificasiamuseum.usc.edu/ 

About the Exhibition:

Part of the Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative, Winds from Fusang: Cultural Dialogues between Mexican and Chinese Artists will be the first major exhibition to explore the influence of 20th-century Latin American art and artists on contemporary Chinese art. While it is generally believed that only after the “opening” of China in the 1980s did the West begin to play a significant role in shaping contemporary Chinese art, there were, in fact, other Western influences prior to the Cultural Revolution, especially at mid- century, when China was supposedly closed to the outside world. Using works from public and private collections in the U.S., China, and Latin America, Crossing Pacific will demonstrate how themes, techniques, and specific artists from Mexico and other Latin American countries who visited China—including José Venturelli, Miguel Covarrubias, and David Alfaro Siqueiros--had an outsized influence on the burgeoning Chinese contemporary art community. Learn more about the exhibition and PST: LA/LA here: http://www.pacificstandardtime.org/en/exhibitions/exhibit/view/Winds-from-Fusang-Cultural-Dialogues


The Education Department is seeking a Teaching Artist (or teaching artist team) to develop and facilitate a participatory art workshop related to the exhibition. This workshop should be hands-on and appropriate for a drop-in audience of mostly adults and some children/families. The workshops should have a focus on themes of cultural exchange, collaboration, cross-cultural dialogue, and Chinese and Mexican art/artists.  We are looking for the workshop to help visitors make connections to the exhibition and to each other.

The workshop will take place on Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 12-4pm (estimated time) as part of PST: LA/LA San Marino Day. It can be indoors or outdoors in the museum’s garden. 


Email the following materials to Valentina Quezada, Youth and Family Programs Specialist, at [email protected], with the subject line: PST Artist Workshop Proposal

Submit via email:

1. Resume

2. Workshop proposal including:

  • Description of workshop
  • Why you are interested in this project/exhibition
  • Personal connections to themes in exhibit

3. Example(s) of previous workshops

Deadline: September 1, 2017

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