Looking to enrich your knowledge of Asian art and culture? Touring this easy-to-navigate museum is a great reminder that Asia, the largest and most populated continent in the world, made significant contributions to the development of many modern-day art forms, textiles and tools. The museum was established in , thanks to the support and donations of Chicago industrialist Avery Brundage, and occupied a wing of the M. In the museum took over the former San Francisco Public Library after significant public and private funding was secured. Artifacts and antiquities from China, Korea and Japan are on the second floor. Casting materials, techniques and artistic interpretations all vary depending on the country and time period.
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Yantrasast, who earned his master's and Ph. Kulapat Yantrasast: We actually began the project about two and a half years ago. They saw the work I had done before, including work for the Art Institute of Chicago when Jay Xu, the director of the Asian Art Museum, was one of the department heads. I also did a full-scale interior art installation at the Harvard Museum of Natural History in Cambridge. There are a lot of people who just do interiors and others who just do "the box," but not a lot of people like me who do both. KY: I tend to work more and more on historic buildings, and the building itself informed a lot of the design.
Spend a day at the Asian Art Museum
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 Brundage , who was a major collector of Asian art. The Society for Asian Art, incorporated in , was the group that formed specifically to gain Avery Brundage's collection. The museum opened in as a wing of the M.
The gallery helps private individuals and museums worldwide to build collections of exquisite Himalayan art. Her extensive ties to the Himalayas are built on decades of travel and research in the region. In Iwona partnered with Chino Roncoroni, a leading specialist in Himalayan art and Central Asian textiles and courtly objects. Chino is known internationally for his expertise, his discerning eye, and his integrity. Since the s, Chino has worked with international dealers to form compelling collections in Europe and America.