The Asian Art Museum strives to make Asian art and culture accessible to everyone. Strategically located on the Pacific Rim, the Asian Art Museum is positioned to help a globally diverse audience discover the materials, aesthetics, and intellectual achievements of Asian art and cultures. Their world-class collection, exhibitions, and programs are designed to inspire new ways of thinking by connecting communities with engaging and inspirational Asian art and culture.
As one of the most comprehensive collections of Asian art in the world, the Asian Art Museum contains over 18,000 objects. The collection galleries are spread out across the second and third floors and feature over 2,000 works of art from all major cultures of Asia. The artwork is regularly rotated to give visitors an opportunity to see as much of the museum's collection as possible. There are seven main galleries: South Asia, The Persian World and West Asia, Southeast Asia, The Himalayas and the Tibetan Buddhist World, China, Korea, and Japan. In addition to the permanent collection, the Museum features temporary exhibitions.
The Village Artist Corner features rotating murals and monthly programs on the First Free Sunday of the month. The Thursday Nights event series features an eclectic lineup of innovative dance, music, film, and talks. Visitors can also enjoy the engaging and exciting Cultural Celebrations hosted by the Asian Art Museum, including performances, hands-on activities, storytelling, and family tours. Come and celebrate Mochi Pounding, Lunar New Year, Korea Day and Bell Ringing Ceremony, Filipino American History Month, and Divali Celebration.
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