Our monthly meetings feature programs by visiting scholars chosen to expand our knowledge of our rich and varied Asian collection, an exhibition, artist, medium or historical period. We have an active study group promoting in depth study on a variety of topics. Organized trips include bus trips to other Southern California museums and travel to other cities to enjoy exhibitions of Asian interest.
It encompasses major art forms dating from ancient times through the 20th century, which contains ceramics, carvings, textiles, works on paper, and decorative and ritual objects. The Anne Y. Snodgrass Gallery features selections from the Asian Art collection.
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco — Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture  houses one of the most comprehensive Asian art collections in the world, with more than 18, works of art in its permanent collection, some as much as 6, years old. The museum owes its origin to a donation to the city of San Francisco by Chicago millionaire Avery Brundagewho was a major collector of Asian art. The Society for Asian Art, incorporated inwas the group that formed specifically to gain Avery Brundage's collection.
T he John C. Huntington Photographic Archive of Buddhist and Asian Art represents forty years of field documentation photography by the Huntingtons. Inthe two History of Art professors at The Ohio State University formally expanded their photographic collection. Partnering with the History of Art department, the Huntingtons created an institutional archive to house images of art from countries central to their personal research, as well as other areas of the Buddhist world.
The art of the armorer in Japan has been alive for over a thousand years. Body armor dating from the fourth to the eighth centuries was of rigid plate construction. During the fifth and sixth centuries, contact with China and Korea resulted in a considerable importation of goods and culture, including the adoption of lamellar layered armor.
This poignant Japanese film explores the day-to-day life of former writer Ryota played by Hiroshi Abe. After failing to live up to his early promise, he holds down a job as a private detective and struggles to support his ex-wife Kyoko Yoko Maki and young son Shingo Taiyo Yoshizawa. Unsurprisingly, there is plenty of sadness and tension in this broken relationship, yet it is balanced by a gentle humour that surfaces when you don't expect it, especially in the scenes with his mother Yoshiko, played by Kirin Kiki of Sweet Bean.
The mission of this Biennial intent to explores how a multiplicity of perspectives have come to inform our contemporary reality, and how such reality, characterized by high degrees of equivocality, has in turn enriched the cultural perspectives of Asia. As the economic performance of Asian countries continues to attract global attention, issues related to cultural perspectives and aesthetic foundations of Asia have become key points of interest in the world of contemporary arts. Enriched by the diversity of cultural perspectives, Asian contemporary arts have flourished and expanded to meet the aesthetic needs of our time. Serving as an important platform of artistic exchange between Taiwan and the international arts community, the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts has always been keen to facilitate intercultural dialogues through art.
Continuing from the successful collaboration in previous editions, the Award will maintain its focus on emerging artists from Greater China and Southeast Asia, exploring in depth innovative breakthroughs in artistic language, practice, and experience. This edition of the Award adheres to the nominating process set out in the last edition, with leading figures in the field of contemporary art in Asia invited to form diverse and inter-Asian committees of nominators and jurors; these include independent curators, internationally renowned artists, independent scholars, writers, as well as managers of cultural institutions. Situated in their own historic and cultural contexts, the four artists have individually developed their own distinctive artistic practices and pioneering artistic languages.
The Friends of Asian Art Association provides and supports programs and activities that reflect the arts of countries, regions and cultures that make up the broad and diverse spectrum of Asia, and seeks to advance understanding and appreciation of Asian arts to the communities it serves. The two discussed and displayed a plethora of beautifully embroidered and woven works from Gujarat, one of the major textile producing areas in India, and a global star in the output of diverse, distinctive and fine folk art materials. Kyoko Maeda and Jay Gregg hosted FA 3 this past fall at their Seattle Georgetown warehouse for an exclusive, private evening of fun, learning and treasure hunting! The phenomenal wholesalers of Japanese antiques and Asian art items has supplied private collectors and commercial retailers a full spectrum of choice goods for many years.