Asian Art Museum

Courtesy PhotoTerra-cotta warriors dating from the transformative reign of China’s first emperor are at the Asian Art Museum.

Ancient Chinese warriors on guard in San Francisco

Emperor Qin Shihuang was not paranoid. The man who brutally forged China…

Courtesy PhotoTerra-cotta warriors dating from the transformative reign of China’s first emperor are at the Asian Art Museum.
Beth Laberge/Special to the S.F. ExaminerA visual treat: Café Asia’s tea-smoked salmon salad – with fish

Café Asia both surprises and plays it safe

Let’s say you work in the Civic Center. If you are daring,…

Beth Laberge/Special to the S.F. ExaminerA visual treat: Café Asia’s tea-smoked salmon salad – with fish
Courtesy photo"Breathing Flower" is expected to appear in the Civic Center Plaza on May 18.

Lotus to be Civic Center Plaza’s next art piece

First it was a giant six-armed Buddha, then an illuminated dragon boat.…

Courtesy photo"Breathing Flower" is expected to appear in the Civic Center Plaza on May 18.
Royal lives: “Amar Singh I of Mewar submits to Prince Khurram

'Maharaja' at the Asian Art Museum offers a glimpse inside India's royalty since the 1700s

As Hollywood was during the Great Depression, as Bollywood is for  vast…

Royal lives: “Amar Singh I of Mewar submits to Prince Khurram
Modern art: Jakkai Siributr’s colorful “Hopes and Dreams” is among the contemporary works in “Here/Not Here: Buddha Presence” at the Asian Art Museum. (Courtesy photo)Modern art: Jakkai Siributr’s colorful “Hopes and Dreams” is among the contemporary works in “Here/Not Here: Buddha Presence” at the Asian Art Museum. (Courtesy photo)

Modern ‘Buddha Presence’ at Asian Art Museum

Images commonly associated with Buddhism are of monks, meditation and saffron robes.…

Modern art: Jakkai Siributr’s colorful “Hopes and Dreams” is among the contemporary works in “Here/Not Here: Buddha Presence” at the Asian Art Museum. (Courtesy photo)Modern art: Jakkai Siributr’s colorful “Hopes and Dreams” is among the contemporary works in “Here/Not Here: Buddha Presence” at the Asian Art Museum. (Courtesy photo)
Buncheong ceramics: A jar with peony decoration from the early 15th century is among the Korean works on view. (Courtesy photo)Buncheong ceramics: A jar with peony decoration from the early 15th century is among the Korean works on view. (Courtesy photo)

‘Poetry in Clay’ from Korea

Korean ceramics called buncheong have a unique beauty, simplicity and ageless quality.…

Buncheong ceramics: A jar with peony decoration from the early 15th century is among the Korean works on view. (Courtesy photo)Buncheong ceramics: A jar with peony decoration from the early 15th century is among the Korean works on view. (Courtesy photo)

Asian Art Museum hosts Indonesian guitarist I Wayan Balawan

Who’s in townBrazilian jazz singer, composer and guitarist Milton Nascimento performs at…

City bails out struggling Asian Art Museum Foundation

In an unprecedented move to shore up a private nonprofit, The City…

Arts community helping boost the bottom line

Amid one of the nation’s worst recessions, an unsuspecting group has helped…

Filipino arts and culture in the spotlight

The Bay Area’s 300,000-plus Filipino-Americans are celebrating their culture and historic connections…

Avatar, the prequel, at the Asian Art Museum

Big traveling art shows like the King Tut exhibit make headlines, but…

Story of Shanghai is rich, dazzling

This is the Year of the Tiger, and the Year of Shanghai.…

Ring bell, vanquish ills at SF museum

The Asian Art Museum will host the 24th annual Japanese New Year…