Big traveling art shows like the King Tut exhibit make headlines, but that's no reason to overlook the wealth of art museums’ permanent collections.
The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, for example, has a dozen avatars – ancient mythical ones, not James Cameron's three-dimensional characters on film. Read More
This is the Year of the Tiger, and the Year of Shanghai.
The 2010 World Expo in Shanghai opens in May.
“Shanghai” — a major exhibit of dozens of oil paintings, furniture, rugs, revolutionary posters, fashion, film and contemporary installations at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco — opens Friday, the beginning of the Chinese New Year. Read More
The Asian Art Museum will host the 24th annual Japanese New Year bell-ringing ceremony on Thursday, where temple bells are struck 108 times as part of an ancient tradition to leave the ills of the old year behind. The public bell-ringing ceremony begins at 11 a.m., and visitors can take a group turn ringing the 16th-century bronze bell. Numbered tickets to ring the bell will be available starting at 10 a.m. Read More