Asian Art Museum
03/24/2017 at 00:18. Facebook
Learn how an ancient king — whose dreams of military grandeur cut short — consoled himself with a luxurious lifestyle and an equally sweet eternity.
Asian Art Museum
yesterday at 21:58. Facebook
Our #5womenartists campaign continues with Milla Sungkar's batik depicting the aftermath of the 2004 Sumatran tsunami. "Delicate, powerful and devastating," writes Associate Curator of Southeast Asian Art Natasha Reichl. "Sumatran Women have long been involved in the laborious production of hand-drawn batik textiles in Java. Using traditional techniques, Sungkar introduces a new subject drawn...
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Asian Art Museum
yesterday at 20:06. Facebook
It's Thursday — and that means we're servin' up some late night realness!

Clock out and check in to tonight's LGBTQ Arts & Culture Showcase featuring the owrk of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Breanna Sinclaire, Topsy Turvy Queer Circus, Queer Rebels and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc.

LGBTQ Arts & Culture Showcase

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Asian Art Museum
yesterday at 02:26. Facebook
Take our self-guided 'Tomb Pleasures' tour in the galleries of #TombTreasures, and you'll find that Han royalty were much like you and me. We've teamed up with a range of experts and museum-enthusiasts — from Sex With Emily's Dr. Emily Morse to Mustafa Shaikh of 36 Chambers — to offer unique perspectives on how we relate to the past, today. Share your favorite object on social media using...
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Asian Art Museum
03/22/2017 at 18:12. Facebook
Just in time for our new exhibition #SaintsandKings, artist Rupy Tut will demonstrate miniature painting styles and calligraphy from Sikh kingdoms — with a contemporary twist. This Friday and Saturday, try your hand at activities prepared by her, then take your art home with you! (1–4 PM)

Art Demo with Rupy C. Tut and Sikh Art — 3/24 & 3/25

Cc: Art by Rupy
Asian Art Museum
03/22/2017 at 00:05. Facebook
You heard 'em. Get your flower fix with "Flower Power" opening on June 23. #FlowerPowerNow #LiveBeautifully
Asian Art Museum
03/21/2017 at 22:19. Facebook
Explore the universal question of what trust means and how we perceive it. Using new cinematic portraiture techniques and interactive modern dance, we’ll ask viewers to consider questions of how our ever-changing society interacts with the concepts of trust.

The event includes an installation, featuring a score by Joan Jeanrenaud, that will be on view in Samsung Hall from Tuesday, April 18...
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Artists Drawing Club: Who Do You Trust? w/ David & Hi-Jin Hodge

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Asian Art Museum
03/21/2017 at 22:11. Facebook
FREE for members // $15 for general public
Doors open at 6:45 PM
Samsung Hall

You're invited to our new series, Movie Night! This spring, we feature three films from renowned Taiwanese-born film director Ang Lee. Bring your own blankets + cushions + pillows and get cozy under the big screen with friends and famiily.

Watch the trailer: go.asianart.org/AngLee1127

Please note, our galleries...
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Movie Night: Life of Pi — Celebrating Ang Lee

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Asian Art Museum
03/21/2017 at 22:03. Facebook
FREE for members // $15 for general public
Doors open at 6:45 PM
Samsung Hall

We're announcing a new series, Movie Night! This spring, we feature three films from renowned Taiwanese-born film director Ang Lee. Bring your own blankets + cushions + pillows and get cozy under the big screen with friends and famiily.

Watch the trailer: go.asianart.org/AngLee1126

Please note, our galleries will...
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Movie Night: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon—Celebrating Ang Lee

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Asian Art Museum
03/21/2017 at 20:57. Facebook
Pop in for our second Tasting Menu of the season featuring Chef Corey Lee and 광주요 - Kwangjuyo Ceramics.
Samsung Hall
$15 general // $12 for students, seniors // $5 members.

The Bay Area is known for its unique food culture and the exquisite plating techniques that are essential to a memorable presentation. Corey Lee — chef of Benu, Monsieur Benjamin and In Situ — uses wares made by...
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Tasting Menu: Kwangjuyo Ceramics and Corey Lee

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Asian Art Museum
03/21/2017 at 20:51. Facebook
Tasting Menu is baaaack...
Samsung Hall + North Court
$15 general // $13 for students, seniors // $5 members

FIND YOUR ELEMENT
Jonathan Wheeler, teacher at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM), presents an introduction to traditional Chinese medicine including the five elements (wood, earth, metal, fire and water) and the four seasons (spring, summer, fall and winter)....
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Tasting Menu: Chinese Medicine and Healing Foods

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Asian Art Museum
03/21/2017 at 16:44. Facebook
It's #ArtsAdvocacyDay! Museums and art organizations everywhere need your help now more than ever. Stand up and be heard when you sign Californians for the Arts' petition to #SavetheNEA → p2a.co/gspL38m.

Okay, I signed my name. Now what?

1) Send your congressional representative a message →
2) Follow California Arts Council for additional tips on what you can do to support the NEA &...
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California Needs You to Protect the NEA

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Asian Art Museum
03/20/2017 at 18:28. Facebook
Happy spring! Amid a profusion of cherry and peonies in full bloom, people of all ages visit the blossoms while being entertained by a group of dancers. Such celebrations reflect the Japanese concept of ‘mono no aware,’ or, roughly, ‘an empathy towards things,’ suggesting an awareness of both the joy and sorrow that come with the fleeting nature of beauty. Catch the beauty of the cherry...
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Asian Art Museum
03/18/2017 at 01:46. Facebook
Historians rank the Han dynasty — along with the Roman Empire — as one of the most powerful and advanced civilizations of the ancient world. Han royalty lived extravagantly, and, after their deaths, took awesome amounts of treasure to the afterlife in the form of elaborate mausoleums (one such tomb amounts to the staggering size of 35 soccer fields!) Explore rare and dazzling objects unearthed...
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Asian Art Museum
03/17/2017 at 01:51. Facebook
Is this... hell? In anticipation of the museum's 2018 exhibition "A Guided Tour of Hell," we've invited author Samuel Bercholz and artist Pema Namdol Thaye to give a talk on their graphic novel of the same name. The work accounts Bercholz's two near-death experiences — one of which, he says, plunged him into the Hell realm as understood in Buddhist cosmology. Don't miss it: Sat, Mar 18 at 2 PM.
Asian Art Museum
03/17/2017 at 00:43. Facebook
Today we're joining the chorus of voices from all over the country expressing our opposition to the cuts on the NEA & NEH and we invite you to do the same. Read on and tell your friends.

Stand Up + Be Heard:
1) Send your congressional representative a message — it's super easy!
2) Sign your name on Californians for the Arts' petition to #SavetheNEA
3) Participate in SF Arts Advocacy Day...
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Asian Art Museum | We Love the NEA and NEH

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Peruse thousands of rare books on our grand staircase. Selections span a range of topics, including Asian art, history, literature, religion, culture, cooking, travel, textiles, jewelry and more.

This year's rarities include:
• "The Circle of Bliss: Buddhist Meditational Art" – John C. Huntington
• "Extraordinary Persons: Works by Eccentric, Non Conformist Japanese Artsists of the Early...
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Book Sale hosted by the Society of Asian Art

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Close your eyes and listen to the sounds of the afterlife, created by three centuries of musical instruments. A contemporary orchestra plays custom-built instruments, designed with the same tuning as the Han dynasty Bianzhong bronze bells. Visit the museum on March 19, April 16 and May 7 to hear the music live and return home with your own invented instrument — tuned to the ancient scales of...
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Love art? Want a paid gig in the museum world with other creative teens? Be an Art Speak Intern! Learn from local artists, mingle with museum staff and explore careers in the arts over a 10-month internship with a lot of perks just for teens. Intrigued? Tag a friend, or apply online today → bit.ly/artspeak2017.

Applications due by April 14.

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Belief in the protective power of supernatural beasts — winged creatures and dragons — is affirmed by the rich variety and frequent presence of such potent pendants in Han tombs. The ferocity they exhibit was thought to ward off wicked spirits. #TombTreasures

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