The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.  “Home to one of the world’s finest collections of Asian art, boasting more than 18,000 awe-inspiring artworks ranging from ancient jades and ceramics to contemporary video installations. Dynamic special exhibitions, cultural celebrations and public programs for all ages provide rich art experiences that unlock the past and spark questions about the future.” 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Asian Art Department, in New York, offers an online experience: Asian Art Collection Highlights. You can explore items from China, Japan, Korea, the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas…at your leisure and with no crowds! Examples include painting, sculpture, block prints, calligraphy, textiles, jewelry, metal and ceramic objects.

Fashion and Architecture 

Fashion – Asian American designers have helped shape fashion in the US, include prominent designers like Vera Wang, Anna Sui, Alexander Wang and Jason Wu (who designed Michelle Obama’s dress for the presidential inaugural ball).

ArchitectureI.M. Pei was a Chinese American architect. While he was most famous for the Louvre Pyramid in Paris, he also designed many notable building in the US, including  the National Gallery East Building in Washington DC,  John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, and Javits Convention Center in New York. 

Asian Art Museums in California

Submitted by Judy Heng, Courtney Payne, and Monica Yoder