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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.
Warning: Contains explicit language. Join influential playwright Philip Kan Gotanda to get the inside scoop on the ideas and inspirations behind his groundbreaking body of work, including his play, After the War Blues.
An introduction to the special exhibition, The Dragon's Gift: The Sacred Art of Bhutan on view at the Asian Art Museum fron February 20–May 10, 2009. Exhibition produced by the Honolulu Academy of Arts.
Dr. David Stronach, University of California, Berkeley, professor emeritus of Near Eastern art and archaeology, kicks off the museum’s new Perspectives on Persian Art lecture series with a talk about the influence of traditional Persian gardens in Asia and Europe.