200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Jay Xu Director
Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-5pm; Thursday until 9pm.
August 1, 2018 - November 24, 2018
Current events, power, kingship and lyrical, storybook-like imagery intersect in Shiva Ahmadi’s video work Ascend. Her animated watercolor painting morphs with a droning soundscape as the actions transition.
September 7, 2018 - December 9, 2018
Haroon Mirza: The Night Journey
This site-specific, immersive artwork arises from the artist’s interests in Sufi mysticism, meditation, trance music and other consciousness-altering practices as alternate ways to experience the world.
September 7, 2018 - December 12, 2018
Painting Is My Everything
Art from India’s Mithila Region
With precise skill and bold artistic vision, the 17 contemporary artists included in this exhibition, many of them women, employ a centuries-old regional styles to express personal experiences and viewpoints.
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 17,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. The museum is a public institution whose mission is to lead a diverse global audience in discovering the unique material, aesthetic, and intellectual achievements of Asian art and culture.
The collection includes approximately 17,000 objects ranging from tiny jades to monumental sculptures, paintings, porcelains and ceramics, lacquers, textiles, furniture, arms and armor, puppets, and basketry.
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, California
Review by DeWitt Cheng
"Divine Bodies: Sacred Imagery in Asian Art" informs us as to how Asian artists have for centuries blended spi