The dragon-guarded gates to the USC Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena are reopening to the public for the first time in more than a year after the seismic retrofit of its 1924 building, a makeover of galleries and construction of a new gift shop, among other changes.
Centuries-old Vishnu and Buddha sculptures will be on view with the exhibition “Winds From Fusang: Mexico and China in the Twentieth Century,” exploring the influence of Western artists in the East.
The Times paid an early visit for a pictorial preview before the crowds arrived for opening weekend. Admission to the museum will be free through Dec. 17.
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