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The best of Asian art at the tip of your fingers for use in the classroom or at home.
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Brushpainting Activity
Lesson or Activity

Learn from the masters and create your own masterpiece with this interactive brushpainting activity.

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In the Spotlight


Enter this painting of Raja Sanai Hari Singh hunting from India (Rajasthan state), and embark on a journey with Qamar Adamjee, Associate Curator of South Asian and Islamic Art at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.

Story of the Month


Asian Art Museum Storyteller Fred Sheng tells an exciting lunar new year story about a race that determined the order of the Chinese zodiac, illustrated with artworks from the Asian Art Museum's collection. This telling was inspired by the book, Why Rat Comes First: A Story of the Chinese Zodiac, by Clara Yen (Author) and Hideo C. Yoshida (Illustrator).

On the Blog

Tradition on Fire

Posted on February 9, 2015 - 6:55am
UntitledT-071, 2007, by Akiyama Yo(Japanese, b.1953).	Stoneware. Courtesy	 of the Paul and	Kathy Bissinger Collection.

We’ve transformed our Japanese painting gallery on the second floor into a contemporary ceramics gallery. This exhibition, titled Tradition on Fire, introduces works from the Paul and Kathy Bissinger Collection. It includes twenty two works by twenty artists. This is our first large Japanese contemporary ceramics exhibition at the Asian Art Museum.