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$5 Thursday Night: Video Installation & Artist Talk | Asian Art Museum

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Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 for admission after 5 pm; admission to special galleries may be extra.

Asian Art Museum | 200 Larkin Street San Francisco, CA

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Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights (SF)

Looking for a great date night on the cheap? The Asian Art Museum is open until 8 pm on Thursdays and general admission is just $10 (that’s half-off). Plus Special exhibitions are now included with general admission tickets!

You can spend an evening in their beautiful building enjoying the galleries, fun talks, lively gatherings and intimate hangs with artists.

Except for certain special events, general admission tickets are $10 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, $7 for students and youths (age 13-17).

Your Piece is inspired by Korean wrapping cloths, or bojagi, which women pieced together out of scraps of spare material, creating an heirloom full of beauty and utility from what would otherwise be waste. Artist Ahree Lee will reimagine the bojagi as a video installation featuring two works, the first video invites the public to participate in creating a collective wrapping cloth of memories. For the second video, the artist explored and mined footage from Memories to Light, an archive of Asian American home movies, collected, digitized, and presented by the Center for Asian American Media.

At 7:30 pm join Ahree Lee and Silvia Chang, curatorial assistant of Korean Art to discuss the bojagi, the source of inspiration for “Your Piece.” Meet at the top of the grand staircase.

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition will be providing complimentary Valet Bicycle Parking starting at 5:30pm. So ride to the museum, park your bike with SF Bicycle Coalition, and attend Ahree Lee’s Your Piece!

About the artist:
Ahree Lee is a Los Angeles-based artist working primarily in video. Her works have been screened in galleries and film festivals around the world, including the United States, Morocco, Belgium and Spain. Her video work Me was a 2007 Film and Video Webby nominee and has been featured internationally in newspapers, books and magazine articles, and shown on television in the United States, Germany, Brazil and Japan. Me is in the permanent collection of the Museum of the Moving Image in New York and as of 2013 has been viewed over 9 million times on YouTube. Ahree is the recipient of a 2005 Artist Fellowship Grant in film and video from the state of Connecticut. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University and Master of Fine Arts from the Yale School of Art.

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Cost: $5*
*$5 for admission after 5 pm; admission to special galleries may be extra.
Categories: **Annual Event**, Art & Museums, Funcheap Presents
Address: 200 Larkin Street San Francisco, CA