The works spanned a variety of media, showcasing the diversity of artmaking and image production that supplements a revolution.
Asian Art Museum
Bernice Bing’s Search for a Unified Self
Bing’s search was not about style, being fashionable, or fitting in. It was about trying to acknowledge the multiple worlds one inhabits.
Touring San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum in Sign Language
The museum enlisted the help of Linda Bove, the first Deaf actor to be part of Sesame Street’s recurring cast, to help bring artworks from the collection to a Deaf audience.
A Rare Look at a Korean Portraiture Tradition
An exhibition at the Asian Art Museum is only the latest step in a long journey to chart the development of Korean identity through art.
“Looking for Hope and Clinging to Hope”: Short Films for Our Times
The Asian Art Museum shares with Hyperallergic some of the short films featured in its forthcoming exhibition “After Hope: Videos of Resistance.”
SF’s Asian Art Museum to Remove Bust of Racist and Anti-Semitic Founding Donor
“His bust does not belong in the entryway,” said the museum’s director in an event that launched a series of public programs around the legacy of Avery Brundage.
At This Museum, Education Staff Prove More Vital Than Ever During Pandemic
While museums across the country have chosen to lay off or furlough educators, at the Asian Art Museum the education department is busily at work.
Seattle Museum Falls Short of “Reimagining” Asian Art as It Promised
Hopefully this renovation is not the endpoint of this institution’s reimagining of what an Asian art museum should be.
Isamu Noguchi’s Creative Friendship With Saburo Hasegawa
By all accounts the two had an intense friendship, and together they created a new modern aesthetic.
Refashioning the Kimono, from Fine Art to Pop Culture
Kimono Refashioned asks what it is about the kimono that has captivated designers worldwide, for well over a century.
Seeing the Lives of Immigrants in Objects and Images of Home
Testimony, an exhibition about the lives of Bay Area immigrants, chooses to focus less on trauma and displacement than on the everyday meanings of home.
From a Jade Suit to Bronze Dildos, Ancient Tomb Luxuries of the Han Dynasty Elite
Even in death the Han Chinese thought that life continued in its own way so they buried the deceased with luxurious objects that continue to impress.