Asian Art Museum
02/22/2017 at 01:29. Facebook
"Tomb Treasures: New Discoveries from China's Han Dynasty" is open. The daily lives of Han-dynasty royals come into focus with this rare, exclusive exhibition sharing newly unearthed discoveries from 2,000-year-old tombs. See it now.

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Asian Art Museum
02/22/2017 at 01:03. Facebook
What are you doing #ThursdayNight? Our doors are open 'til 9 PM. Come mingle with influential contemporary architects like Minsuk Cho, founder of Seoul-based architectural firm Mass Studies this Thursday Feb 23 with an intimate Q&A in collaboration with California College of the Arts → go.asianart.org/MassStudies223.
Asian Art Museum
02/20/2017 at 21:58. Facebook
See Emiko Omori's work "When Rabbit Left the Moon" at the museum all week long. Then see her honored by Center for Asian American Media at #CAAMFest35, 75 years after Executive Order 9066 incarcerated alongside thousands of Japanese Americans during WWII.

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Asian Art Museum
02/19/2017 at 18:28. Facebook
“This film is an homage to the generation of my parents, the Issei [first generation], to the vibrant prewar American Japanese community that never recovered from that violation, to the hopes and dreams that were torn away, and to the legacy of suffering that haunts us." — Emiko Omori. See her video poem, "When Rabbit Left the Moon" in our galleries for one week only. Ends Feb 26 →...
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Asian Art Museum
02/18/2017 at 21:17. Facebook
In this Indian painting, a lovesick woman draws a portrait of her absent lover under an overcast sky. The setting for this scene—a cultivated garden of tulips and poppies. Surround yourself with over 39,000 tulips tomorrow at the FINAL day of PIER 39's #TULIPMANIA.
Asian Art Museum
02/18/2017 at 02:03. Facebook
Attention: #TombTreasures is now OPEN. Fascinating discoveries from recently unearthed tombs shed light on the daily lives of Han-dynasty royals 2,000 years later. You'll find that nobility spared no expense in preserving tools of earthly pleasures — food, music, wine, sex — in anticipation of a grand afterlife.
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Asian Art Museum
02/18/2017 at 00:36. Facebook
It's tulip time! Combining a naturalist look with an artistic touch, Mughal artists created flowers — like these red tulips — that straddled the realm of the real and the fantastical. Get your daily dose of tulip at PIER 39's #TULIPMANIA, where tulips are in full flight until Feb 19.
Asian Art Museum
02/17/2017 at 05:34. Facebook
Techno Tai Chi at AFTERLIFE: Dance Dance Republik
Asian Art Museum
02/17/2017 at 03:23. Facebook
Previewing #TombTreasures at AFTERLIFE!
Asian Art Museum
02/16/2017 at 17:48. Facebook
Calling all art lovers who like to party: get first dibs on a VIP package to AFTERLIFE when you become a Lunar Society member. In addition to two FREE tix and complimentary cocktails to tonight's party, you’ll also receive all-night access to the exclusive Lunar Lounge which will feature a private bar, glow-in-the-dark games, tarot card readings and silent film screenings (not to mention 365...
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Asian Art Museum
02/15/2017 at 23:00. Facebook
Happy birthday to our building: a 100-year-old beaux arts beauty! Learn more about our building's beginnings as the original site of the Yerba Buena Cemetery and San Francisco's Main Library, to the cultural gem it is today.

Our building turns 100!

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Now here's some FLOWER POWER. Native to West Asia, Central Asia and North Africa, the tulip became a symbol of the power and wealth of the Ottoman Empire. Featured in luxurious textiles traded throughout Europe, the flower famously aroused a Dutch mercantile craze for tulips called “tulipomania" in the 1630s. Go wild for tulips at PIER 39's #Tulipmania with daily tours through 39,000 of the...
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Get a look at what was just installed in our soon-to-open #TombTreasures galleries! One of our curator's favorites, this jade bodysuit was recently unearthed from Tomb 2 of China's Dayun Mountain and belonged to the Queen of the Jiangdu kingdom over 2,000 years ago. Be among the first to see the show at AFTERLIFE on Feb 16 → .
Want awesome art experiences on your time? Our Thursday Nights season returns Feb 23–Sept 28. This means our doors stay open until 9 PM every Thursday, giving you more time to mingle at the museum. So if you wanna party with artists, catch a lecture by an influential Asian architect, or dig into connections between food and culture Thursday Nights are for you. Check out our lineup and see...
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"She's like a rainbow." Technicolor dreamscapes do come true in San Francisco. Bright colors and mindfulness illuminated Civic Center at our LIZ installation last #TargetSunday.

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Techno Tai Chi and flying fruit will literally make you "GO BANANAS." Experience Ma Li's newest work (D)ance (D)ance (R)epublik at Afterlife: Tomb Treasures Preview Party, our biggest bash of the year. Get tickets online today for a 20% discount → go.asianart.org/TTAFTERLIFE.
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On Feb. 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This action forced 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry to be interned in remote camps across isolated parts of the United States. As a young girl, filmmaker Emiko Omori was incarcerated with her family in Arizona. See her new video poem about the internment experience, "When Rabbit Left the Moon" — marking the 75th...
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