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The best of Asian art at the tip of your fingers for use in the classroom or at home.
102 Lessons and Activities 278 Artworks 389 Videos 174 Background Information


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


In conjunction with the exhibition, Gorgeous, staff of the Asian Art Museum challenged people to discuss extremes and ambiguities extending beyond conventional notions of beauty to be perceived as gorgeous.

Story of the Month

Samurai and Storyteller

Asian Art Museum Storyteller, Ann Riley, tells a story about a samurai and a storyteller.

On the Blog

Michael Arcega’s “Rerereading Arrangements” Scores the Museum

Posted on July 18, 2014 - 8:00am
Loping Honoring (a translation/ a correction)by Michael Arcega, 2008. Single Channel video, audio, and framed lyrics, size varies per installation. Courtesy of the artist.

When I conceived of the Artists Drawing Club series, Michael Arcega was one of the first artists I envisioned working with to create an event. Rarely have I looked at an artwork and thought, “Wow, what a wicked sense of humor!” I think it is something I have experienced a total of three times in my life, once looking at a Mike Kelley work, another looking at the work of Rachel Harrison, and most recently looking at works by Michael Arcega. It is Arcega’s mastery of humor and language that compelled me to see his lecture at the San Francisco Art Institute last year.