In one corner is Cindy Shih’s Bill O’Reilly-inspired, impish watercolor. In the other, Mido Lee’s upside-down, nude self-portrait with a riveting personal message.
They are on view at SOMArts Cultural Center in “underCurrents and The Quest for Space,” featuring a wide variety of works by 30 Asian-American women.
The exhibit aims to counteract common stereotypes about Asian-American women, artists say, and their “continued invisibility.” Read More
Emperor Qin Shihuang was not paranoid. The man who brutally forged China from separate states 2,200 years ago really did have deadly enemies everywhere.He was “great and ruthless,” said Asian Art Museum Director Jay Xu at the recent preview for the museum’s new exhibition, “China’s Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor’s Legacy.” Read More
Calligraphy, admired as the ultimate art form by China’s educated elite for more than 2,000 years, has evolved with a complex set of rules and conventions that affect every aspect of the calligrapher’s practice.
That history is on view in “Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy,” an exhibit curated by Michael Knight opening Friday at the Asian Art Museum in The City.
Knight, the museum’s senior curator of Chinese art, and Joseph Chang, senior research fellow at the mus Read More
In marketing circles, it’s called “rebranding.” Organizations often refer to it as a new look or a new direction.At a news conference today, Asian Art Museum Director Jay Xu announced results of a two-year effort to introduce “a new vision and new brand promise, reinventing ourselves to engage a broader audience.” Read More
The Bay Area’s 300,000-plus Filipino-Americans are celebrating their culture and historic connections with the U.S. in October.
Filipino American History Month festivities began with last weekend’s Cal Performances season opener featuring the Bayanihan Philippine National Dance Company, and continue with special programming at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Read More