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Still need a gift for Mom? Find exceptional floral themed Mother's Day gifts at the M.C. Cha Museum Boutique! 🌸 Shop online and pick up…T 🛍️ The M.C. Cha Museum Boutique is open during regular museum hours and does not require paid admissionCE
Celebrating #MayThe4th with Simhavaktra, who is a dakini, or a “sky-walker." ☁️ #Maythe4thbewithyou today! Plan your visit to see this magnificent piece in-person: 📸: © Asian Art Museum 📸@VanityFairikh
Eid Mubarak 🌙 This photo shows a congregational prayer in the courtyard of the Jami Masjid in Delhi on#EidAlFitrr. The variety of the attire indicates the diversity of India's Muslim population. See more with the online 📷: © Asian Art MuseuYJ
Happy #AAPIHeritage Month! 🎉 Honor the many contributions and cultural impact of our community of artists and creators with programs that celebrate immigrant and Asian American experiences. Browse more #MuseumDifferentlyy#AsianArtMuseumm8
Grab a Boba Guys drink from the Sunday at the Museum cafe to celebrate #NationalBubbleTeaDay! 🧋 The cafe is open from 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. every weekend! No admission ticket is needed. Proof of vaccination is not required for dining. Learn…zV
Join CMAC on Sat. 4/30 for Neon Was Never Brighter, the first contemporary art festival in Chinatown. Don't miss this free, multi-sensory outdoor experience showcasing art activations through performance, sculpture, sound, film, fashion, VR, dance, & more!
Look at the collection through a new lens at "Seeing Gender," a focused selection that shows the complexities of gender across Asian art. Visit for Thursday Nights when our galleries, cafe, and boutique stay open late or plan ahead for #FreeFirstSunday.
Weave your story. 🪡#WeavingWednesdayy There is less than 1 week left to see "Weaving Stories," the thought-provoking exhibition that the@observerr says "inspires wonder!" Plan your visit for#FreeFirstSundayy on May #MuseumDifferentlyy#AsianArtMuseummk
Hope is... This is the LAST WEEK to experience "After Hope: Videos of Resistance," an in-gallery presentation of short videos accompanied by walls of ephemeral materials. Join us on May 1 for #FreeFirstSunday to get a last look at this exhibition!
"My mom used to take me here on free admission days. I forgot how much I enjoyed looking at the colorful porcelains and Manchurian dresses." — @ lois.expectations 🏛️ Plan ahead for#FreeFirstSundayy on May 1! Get 📷: @ lois.expectationmw
Celebrate #EarthDay with earthenware! 🌏 Haniwa are earthenware funerary objects found in Japan. The bell tied to this haniwa’s tail indicates that it represents a falcon. 🦅 Find this falcon perching in the Japanese galleries! Get
CAAMFest returns for its 40th anniversary! Festival and exhibitions director Thúy Trần, talks with @SFC_Datebook about CAAMFest's food and music programs. Join us on Thursday, May 19 for CAAMFest 40: Rice and Asian Americana.……
This Saturday, join Society for Art and Cultural Heritage of India as they host internationally distinguished author Dr. Amitav Ghosh, who will discuss his most recent publication, "The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis." Learn more:…
Have you ever felt the texture of piña cloth, a textile made of pineapple plant leaves? 🍍 Find out with our fabric sample book!#WeavingWednesdayy "Weaving Stories" is on view through May 2! 📷: @ marisarez#MuseumDifferentlyl#AsianArtMuseumuBv
There are only 10 days left to experience "Weaving Stories." Read more from @dailycal about how Associate Curator of Southeast Asian Art Dr. Natasha Reichle finds unity through cloth and then plan your visit! Get tickets:…
Right now, disciples of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni are spreading good karma in the Himalayan gallery! Reserve tickets to see the current selection of artworks that are now on view:…
"This beautiful Japanese stoneware is a piece created by Kiyomizu Rokubei VII. Its form and function is an exceptional example of simplicity, grace and timelessness." — @ jas.interior.designs 🏛️Every Monday, we're open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for#MuseumMondayy!
Hop-py Easter! 🐇 Do you know why rabbits, the lotus, and other Chinese motifs were used in Persian ceramics? Head to the West Asian galleries to find out! We are open today from 10 AM to 5 PM. Get
Feeling stressed? 😰 Take a moment to rest in the Betty Bogart Contemplative Alcove on the second floor and admire Izumi Masatoshi's "Tsukubai." 🪨 Get
Now on view is a self-portrait by M. F. Husain. Might the two figures represent his tangible self and his inner self, or his real self and the public image of him? Visit for #WorldArtDay to get a closer look at this interesting piece. 📷 ©Asian Art Museum1
Chao Shao-an, like his predecessors from the Lingnan school, took particular interest in the poetic symbolism of seasonal flowers in Chinese literature and art. See more Chinese ink paintings depicting the four seasons in the Starr Chinese Galleries.…
Don't miss your chance to see "Weaving Stories" in the Osher Foundation Gallery, on view through May 2! #WeavingWednesday Explore how fabrics were woven into the daily lives of the peoples of Southeast Asia. Get tickets: 📷: @ helene.traitdunionA
Join us on Apr. 20 for Global Art Dialogues: Intimacy and Empire in Contemporary Practices. Artists explore the pertinent issues of our time and talk about the connections between visual art and political and personal histories.… 📷: Maia Cruz PalileoA
How does hope drive us to imagine new worlds? 💬 Plan your visit to see "After Hope: Videos of Resistance," which is on view through May 2. Learn more and reserve…AG
In the Southeast Asian galleries, see a selection of rod puppets representing characters from the “Wayang Menak,” a cycle of stories depicting the exploits of Amir Hamzah, the uncle of the prophet Muhammad. Reserve tickets:…
There's always something new to see! The current rotation of paintings and prints in the Tateuchi Japanese Galleries focus on images of foreigners in Japanese art to consider how art shapes opinions about "the other." Learn more and reserve tickets:…
Satisfy your appetite for culture on Thursday Nights at the Asian Art Museum! Join us on Apr. 21 to honor the indigenous people of the Bay Area by learning about their food traditions with Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino.… 📷 Cafe Ohlone, Tai Power Seeff0
"'Weaving Stories' shows how textiles provide a platform for self-expression and social meaning for women, both as artistic innovators and vital transmitters of knowledge." — Selvedge See "Weaving Stories" before it closes!…
#MuseumDifferently and experience "Weaving Stories" through interactive areas. Touch samples of fabrics, get a closer look at the magnification station, and share your own story! 🏛️ "Weaving Stories" is on view through May 2. Plan your
We love seeing the museum #FromYourPerspective! 🤩 Here are some pics of the#AsianArtMuseumm snapped by you! Plan ahead to join us for the next#FreeFirstSundayy on May 1 or visit us for#MuseumMondayy. 📷 : @ winnnnninn, @ emma_sent_me, @ sreyahalder, @ thesisgemTF
For #ArabAmericanHeritageMonth, head to the third floor to find artworks that reflect the creativity of elegantly-written Arabic script. After the rise of Islam, Arabic script developed as a writing system and an art form. Visit for #FreeFirstSunday!
Imagine a bride with the shimmering tail of her shawl falling down her back. ✨ The triangular motifs on this shoulder cloth are called puncak rebung or bambooshoot motifs. Visit "Weaving Stories" for #FreeFirstSunday to learn more. 📷: @ missaquinoe
Continue celebrating the exceptional contributions made by women beyond #WomensHistoryMonth, visit our galleries, and join us for thoughtful programming. On May 15, hear moving stories with Immigration Stories of Asian American Women: Here Is Happiness.
"Had a great day full of inspiration. Community makes me feel supported!" — @ youngminlee_bojagi We love this photo of artist Youngmin Lee with her piece! #5WomenArtists Stop by for #FreeFirstSunday on Apr. 3! 📷:@ youngminlee_bojagi#WomensHistoryMonthh5
Next week, visit the Asian Art Museum for the Society for Asian Art's annual book sale! 📚 Browse thousands of books, including collectors' items, at bargain prices. Learn…fx
In the galleries, find delight in the details of exquisite bamboo works. From the traditional to the cutting-edge, be awed by the intricate construction & subtle elegance of the Lloyd Cotsen Japanese Bamboo Basket Collection. Join us for #FreeFirstSunday!
Experience art through the senses! #MuseumDifferently and engage with fresh viewpoints, discover dynamic special exhibitions, and encounter awe-inspiring ancient and contemporary artworks. Find art you can experience, taste, hear, and more at!
With today's Access Day for Adults with Disabilities program and @Coda_Movie's #Oscar win yesterday evening, we're excited to share our new ASL tour of our masterpieces. #MuseumFromHome Learn about our accessibility resources:……
In this colorful painting, Indian artist Anjolie Ela Menon depicts pilgrims, which honors a devotional tradition, yet includes decorative arches that represent modernity. #5WomenArtists 🎨 See this artwork in the South Asian gallery! 📷: ©Asian Art MuseuHN
Cafe Ohlone, the world’s first Ohlone food pop-up, is one of @sfchronicle's most anticipated openings! Join us on Apr. 21 for an At the Table program with Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino, cofounders of Cafe Ohlone. Get tickets:
Visit "Weaving Stories," featuring textiles from across Southeast Asia, on this Access Day for adults with disabilities. On Mar. 28, we will have docent-led chats with ASL interpretation and braille printouts to help guide and inform you. Learn more:…
"Seeing Gender" is our first exhibition to explore the collection through the lens of gender. Four emerging women curators selected 16 works that reveal the complexities of gender across Asian art. #WomensHistoryMonth Get tickets: 📷: ©Asian Art Museumw
Join us for Thursday Nights at the Asian Art Museum! Tomorrow, welcome spring with stories about the traditions of the #PersianNewYear. Drop by Bogart Court at 7 p.m. as community members share how #Nowruz is celebrated and what it means to them.…
“Take out” a taste of art! 🥡 On Tuesdays at noon, join museum docents and fellow art lovers for interactive lunchtime encounters with selected artworks from the collection! Reserve tickets for upcoming 📷: © Asian Art Museucm
Did you know that throughout the galleries, you can find printed gallery cards with more information about the artworks that are on display? Here, a visitor is holding the gallery card for the tearoom. 🍵 🏛️ Stop by 📷: @ _alexarenbqI
Ready to "spring" into Spring? 🐸 Visit the museum tomorrow for the#FirstDayOfSpringg! View the current selection of artworks in the Starr Chinese galleries that illustrate the four seasons in the long tradition of Chinese ink painting. Learn…Vj
Happy Holi! 🎨 🌈 In this Mithila drawing, playful Krishna celebrate#Holili with residents of the village he grew up in. Many celebrate by playfully throwing handfuls of colored powder and attacking at each other with squirt guns, just as Krishna is.asianart.emuseum.comB3F
Join us on Sunday, March 20 for a virtual Persian New Year Celebration! Gather the whole family to celebrate #Nowruz with this fun and festive virtual program honoring light over darkness and the emergence of spring. 🌷 Reserve…yH
Artist Afruz Amighi (shown here) is usually inspired by monumental religious architecture — in this case "My House, My Tomb" references the Taj Mahal. 🏛️ Visit for#WomensHistoryMonthh to "hang" out with amazing artworks by women artists! Get…So
It's in the details for us. 🤩 The outstanding examples of textiles on view in "Weaving Stories" tell stories that are as varied as the region’s hundreds of weaving traditions and as universal as cloth. Plan your 📷: @ helene.traitduniovr
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