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  • PORK

    Evenings, Talks & Lectures, and part of Emperors' Treasures Programs, First Thursdays, Thursday Nights

    Jul 07
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    $15, includes access to special exhibition; $5 (for members).

    6—9 PM

    Museum-wide

    In honor of the U.S. debut of the iconic “Meat-shaped stone,” a piece of jasper carved to resemble succulent pork belly — part of the exhibition Emperors’ Treasures: Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei — the museum presents PORK, a tribute to both this masterpiece and dongpo rou, the famous dish that inspired it.   

    Jamie Chu, curatorial project assistant, will introduce the history of the pork dish and the inspiration behind the artwork. This program features exciting new interpretations of dongpo rou prepared by four local culinary innovators, including
     Curtis Lam of The Chairman, Mariko Grady, founder of Aedan Fermented, Dennis Lee, founder and chef of Namu Gaji, and Timothy Luym, chef of the upcoming Buffalo Theory. After they present their mouthwatering interpretations of dongpo rou, we invite guests to grab a pork passport and sample each dish. The night also includes music by DJ Umami, a cash bar and a special food-themed tour of Emperors’ Treasures.  

    6 PM – Special food-themed tour of Emperors’ Treasures

    6:30 PM – Presentations
    7:30 PM – Pork tastings (while supplies last)  

    Advanced tickets are strongly encouraged; seating is limited. Choose Programs & Events, PORK event ticket at checkout. 
    Receive your PORK passport for the night with your ticket in order to get samples of the dishes. Only those with the passport may participate so be sure to get your tickets before we sell out!

Lead Sponsor

Emperors’ Treasures: Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei is co-organized by the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and the National Palace Museum, Taipei. Presentation is made possible with the generous support of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, Doris Shoong Lee and Theodore Bo Lee, Robert and Vivian Tsao, Diane B. Wilsey, The Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Fund for Excellence in Exhibitions and Presentations, East West Bank, United, Alphawood Foundation, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, BizLink Technology, Inc., Jamie and Steve Chen, Lee Chen, Christie's, C.M. Capital Corporation, Fred Eychaner, Winnie and Michael Feng, Doug Tilden and Teresa Keller Tilden, The American Friends of the Shanghai Museum, Julia K. Cheng, Cheng & Tsui Company, Fred M. Levin and Nancy Livingston, The Shenson Foundation, H. Christopher Luce and Tina Liu, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C., and anonymous donors. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Art and the Humanities. Media sponsors: ABC7, KQED, Sing Tao Daily, World Journal, Sina.

Thursday Night Sponsors

Thursday Nights are supported in part by The Hearst Foundations, Inc., The Joseph & Mercedes McMicking Foundation, and Dodge & Cox. 


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