About The Asian Collection
The Art of Asia galleries explore both common themes and unique qualities in the arts of diverse Asian cultures, including Tibet, Nepal, India, China, Japan, Sri Lanka and Java. On view are archaeological material (including the Museum collection’s oldest object), stunning sculptures carved from jade, a Chinese scholar’s studio with a “scholar’s rock”, and a Japanese tokonoma alcove and samurai armor. This collection also presents cross-cultural comparisons between Asian cultures as well as between Asia and Europe through examples of painting, religious art and porcelain trade.
We encourage you to visit often as many works in the Art of Asia Gallery (scrolls, screens, woodblock prints, textiles) change every 4-6 months to protect them from extended exposure to light.
Hidden Meanings of Love and Death in Chinese Painting Orme Lewis Gallery & Asian Galleries Saturday, April 27, 2013 - Sunday, September 8, 2013
Visions of Humanity Orme Lewis Gallery Saturday, December 15, 2012 - Sunday, April 14, 2013
Sacred Word and Image Orme Lewis Gallery Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - Sunday, March 25, 2012
Sumatra Lewis Gallery Saturday, February 13, 2010 - Sunday, August 8, 2010
When Gold Blossoms Orme Lewis Gallery Saturday, February 16, 2008 - Sunday, May 11, 2008
Demonic Divine in Himalayan Art Art of Asia & Graphic Galleries Saturday, September 23, 2006 - Sunday, December 17, 2006
Secret World of the Forbidden City South Wing Saturday, November 10, 2001 - Sunday, April 7, 2002