Renowned installation artist Liu Jianhua has created a thought-provoking new artwork that blends the classic and contemporary: Porcelain letters and fragments of Chinese characters, suspended in midair, invite you to hunt for meaning. Commissioned for our 50th anniversary, Liu’s striking artwork links the building’s past as the city’s Main Library with the museum’s distinctly forward-looking mission.
Join Mera and Donald Rubell, founders of the extraordinary Rubell Family Collection in conversation with Dr. Pedro Moura Carvalho, Deputy Director of Arts & Programs at the Asian Art Museum, as they discuss 28 Chinese, which was the result of more than a decade’s worth of exploration, research and collecting.
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A video tour of the Asian Art Museum’s collection galleries highlighting ceramics, jades, bronzes, paintings, and Buddhist arts representing some six thousand years of Chinese culture and tradition. Filmed in former museum location (prior to 2003) in Golden Gate Park. Presented by Brian Hogarth.
Described as "an archaeologist of visual apocrypha," US and Hong Kong-based artist Adrian Wong plays with signifiers of culture and identity, lending objects new life through adjusted interpretations. With his unique background—including an MA in developmental psychology and an MFA in sculpture—Wong makes esotericism accessible and tangible.