The USC Pacific Asia Museum will host its annual gala on Saturday, June 10, at the Langham Huntington Hotel in honor of Legacy Award recipients Dr. Tei-Fu Chen and Dr. Oi-Lin Chen of the Chen Art Gallery and Visionary Artist Award recipient Tadashi Shoji, creative director of his eponymous fashion label.
The Legacy Award is for leadership and vision in the promotion of Asian art and culture through their collection, the Chen Art Gallery. Tei-Fu Chen serves on the USC PAM Board of Councilors and the Chen Art Gallery loaned significant and rare objects to the museum for its recent exhibition, “Royal Taste: The Art of Princely Courts in 15th Century China,” in 2016.
Fashion designer Tadashi Shoji, will receive the Visionary Artist Award, for his creative contribution in furthering Asian designs in fashion and the arts. Having built his brand in the early 1970s, Shoji has deep roots in Pasadena and also with the USC Pacific Asia Museum.
“I am proud to honor three leaders in the Asian community, two in art collecting and one in the fashion industry,” said USC PAM Director Christina Yu Yu. “Drs. Chen and Mr. Shoji are in line with USC PAM’s mission of furthering intercultural understanding through the arts and are primary examples of how to push that mission forward. This is our chance to say thank you to them for their support to the museum and contribution to Asian arts and culture throughout the region.”
Art lovers, donors, and collectors will gather to support USC PAM at a reception and silent auction, followed by dinner and a program. This year’s special guests include indie music artists Run River North and USC PAM Celebrity Ambassadors Hudson Yang, Ian Chen and Forrest Wheeler from ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” to assist with the paddle auction.
Individual tickets are $400-$2,500. Gala table prices range from $7,500-$50,000. For table and ticket information, follow this link: usc.edu/esvp (code: pamgala2017).