The Philbrook Museum of Art, Tenement Museum, and Japanese American National Museum are among those speaking out.
SAN FRANCISCO — Memory has always fascinated Hayv Kahraman, and she looks for ways to explore it in her art.
You may not have heard of the exiled Song Dynasty Chinese poet Su Shi, nicknamed Su Dongpo, but you’re likely familiar with the dish named for him: dongpo rou, or braised pork belly, the succulent hunk of meat topped off with a soft and sinful layer of fat.
Mounted on remnants of the old Ming Dynasty city wall, which once surrounded Beijing, are Western clocks and astronomical instruments for observing celestial bodies.
SAN FRANCISCO — Claude Monet owned more than 200 Japanese prints and once told a critic, “If you insist on forcing me into an affiliation with anyone else … then compare me with the old Japanese masters; their exquisite taste has always delighted me.”
SAN FRANCISCO — The past year has seen many powerful, violent images.
SAN FRANCISCO — “The rhino looks like it has a terrible skin disease,” said Jay Xu, director of the Asian Art Museum (AAM), discussing a rhino vessel in the museum’s collection as part of a project by artist duo Hughen/Starkweather (Amanda Hughen and Jennifer Starkweather).
SAN FRANCISCO — Import/Export, currently on show at the Asia Art Museum, looks at Asia’s impact on our everyday lives.
SAN FRANCISCO — When learning Chinese, it’s often difficult to appreciate the subtle beauty of each character. In the mist of trying to hammer each one into memory, a Chinese learner rarely pauses to admire the carefully crafted order of strokes and hidden meanings.