OCTOBER 15,2011 

The Grand Opening Celebration of the International Art Museum of America (located at 1025 Market Street) is October 15, 2011 from 11 am - 5 pm. The public is cordially invited.


The day will begin with a celebratory dance by Leung White Crane Dragon and Lion Dance Association, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony, welcome speeches and entertainment. Tickets for the general public from 11- 3 pm will be available at the new museum shop (located at 1023 Market Street). Prices are $10.00 adults/ $8.00 for seniors/students/military with I.D. $5.00 Children 5-17 years; children under 5 yrs. free. The museum will also offer free admission for the general public on October 15 from 3-5 pm only, in conjunction with the "24 Days of Central Market Arts Festival." Members and their guests will be admitted free of charge all day long.
To provide more information, images of the museum and the collection, the IAMA will launch a new website on October 15 at IAMASF.ORG


IAMA's mission is to display the most beautiful and precious art from all over the world to promote the moral progress, spiritual health, and cultural and artistic development of humanity around the globe.

HOURS/TIMES OF OPERATION: The museum will be open to the public, Tuesday through Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm. beginning October 18, 2011.

LOCATION: Public access is available at our museum entrance located at 1025 Market Street. The museum shop is located at 1023 Market Street, adjacent to the museum building. Parking is available at inexpensive parking lots on Mission Street between 6th St. and 7th St. around the corner, or take Muni to Market and Sixth St. or BART to Powell Street station and walk one block west.

TICKETS: Admission is $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for seniors/students/military with I.D. $5.00 Children 5-17 years; children under 5 yrs. Free. Group tour rates are available. We offer membership with the benefit of free admission.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: 415-376-6344x7001



All performances will take place at 1025 Market Street

Brenda Jackson 

Brenda Jackson

The International Art Museum of America is pleased to announce that International opera star, Ms. Brenda Jackson will perform for guests at the Museum's Grand Opening Celebration at noon. Her repertoire includes not only opera, but also recitals, oratorio, Broadway, jazz, spirituals, and gospel music. The kaleidoscope of her beautiful voice and inspiring persona stirs the deepest of emotions.




Tea Dancers

The Tea Dancers / Ballet de la Compasi´┐Żn  
This group has been exploring a fusion between dance and humanitarianism transmitting simplicity, harmony and peaceful community living through their varied art expressions.  Art Director and Co-founder Natta Haotzima has studied with Project Bandaloop and Vertical Dance Workshop. The troupe will perform at 12:50 pm and 4:50 pm.


Virginia Iglesias and Company
An inspiring performer, master teacher and creative choreographer, Virginia Iglesias's life-long love affair with dance began at the age of 6 with ballet and tap. A dancer all her life, Ms. Iglesias followed in the steps of her grandmother who danced Spanish classical and sang in local Zarzuela productions.Virginia Iglesias and Company will perform on the main stage at 4:20 pm.
MandyMandy Cheung, Lisa Lu and Ivy Wong

Led by Mandy Cheung, who was born into an artist family in Chekiang, China. The artistic environment nurtured and enabled her success in the field of art and music early on. She learned to play various musical instruments at a young age. In 1978, she joined the Chekiang Shaosing Opera Troupe, starting her career as a performer. She held performances at various venues in different provinces and cities in China. She was invited to perform in programs aired by the Chekiang Television Broadcast Station.The troupe will perform a medley of Chinese songs at 12:30 pm  and 4pm.

Songs will include :
Bamboo Song

Butterfly Song

Jasmine Song
Dancing of the Yi Temple
Traditional Folk Songs