Event Details

Free Second Sunday: Out of the Box

USC Pacific Asia Museum


Join artist collective Narrative Objects in a collaborative artmaking workshop inspired by the exhibition. Enjoy docent-led tours, storytime for kids, and a special performance by students from artworxLA.

Enjoy free admission all day!

Schedule of Activities:

  • 12:00 – 4:00PM: “Out of the Box” drop-in artmaking workshop with Narrated Objects  
  • 12:30pm: Student Educator Tour of Following the Box
  • 1:00PM: Storytime with Sunny
  • 1:30PM: artworxLA student presentation
  • 2:30PM: Student Educator Tour of Following the Box

About our partners:

Narrated Objects is a creative collective that develops products to benefit causes close to their hearts. Their mission is threefold: to provide individuals with an outlet to share their diverse experiences and talents, to enrich people’s lives through unique multimedia stories, and to partner with organizations doing good.

Narrated objects was inspired by the discovery of more than 300 vintage Kodachrome slides by founder Teena Apeles and creative partner Andrea Richards when they were cleaning out the apartment of Teena’s great aunt, “Lola Tessie,” after she passed away. The slides include stunning portraits of Lola Tessie and incredible scenes of New York City and beyond during the ‘50s and ‘60s. Some of these are featured on our site and a book inspired by these slides is in the works.

artworxLA operates a long-term, sequential arts program that creatively links alternative high school students with professional artists, cultural institutions and communities to imagine, produce, and present new work.

This fall, artworxLA Advanced Programs students joined the Young Producers Group for a 10-week Music Production Residency. Using Ableton software and hardware, students learned to create original beats and soundscapes inspired by the works and themes of USC Pacific Asia Museum exhibition Following the Box. Students considered mystery, creative translation, and musical history for this cross-disciplinary project. Join us for the artworxLA Music Residency culmination, a showcase of student-produced soundscapes in the galleries.

Cost: Free