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Designer Jin Teok, pictured with one of her pieces, attended the opening of “Couture Korea” at the Asian Art Museum. (Courtesy Janos Gereben)

K fashion, then and now

Asian Art Museum Director Jay Xu, enthusiastic about the “vibrant colors” in…

 

The Asian Art Museum’s expansion project includes a new pavilion and terrace. (Rendering courtesy wHY/ Asian Art Museum)

Asian Art Museum announces $38 million renovation

The Asian Art Museum has big plans for the 21st century, including…

 

A life-sized jade burial suit for a king is among the impressive items in “Tomb Treasures: New Discoveries from China’s Han Dynasty.” (Courtesy Asian Art Museum)

Sexy pleasures among Han Dynasty ‘Tomb Treasures’

It’s a stretch, but the Asian Art Museum is flogging its fascinating…

 

A 15th century porcelain “cup with chicken design” from the Ming dynasty is among the antiquities from the National Palace Museum on view at the Asian Art Museum.  (Courtesy National Palace Museum, Taipei)

‘Treasures’ collects 800 years of Chinese imperial art

“Priceless pork belly” is the catch phrase the Asian Art Museum has…

A 15th century porcelain “cup with chicken design” from the Ming dynasty is among the antiquities from the National Palace Museum on view at the Asian Art Museum.  (Courtesy National Palace Museum, Taipei)
Katy Perry’s concert at the Rock in Rio festival in Brazil included a video-worthy onstage exchange with a wild fan. (Felipe Dana/AP)

Katy Perry stays calm onstage with crazy Rio fan

Someone, indeed, kissed a girl. Katy Perry was the epitome of cool,…

Katy Perry’s concert at the Rock in Rio festival in Brazil included a video-worthy onstage exchange with a wild fan. (Felipe Dana/AP)
“Illumination Waqf,” a 2013 print by Saudi Arabian artist Ahmed Mater, addresses religion, technology and culture. (Courtesy Ahmed Mater/Asian Art Museum)

New works invigorate Asian Art Museum

The Asian Art Museum’s current exhibition has new stuff, and it’s quite…

“Illumination Waqf,” a 2013 print by Saudi Arabian artist Ahmed Mater, addresses religion, technology and culture. (Courtesy Ahmed Mater/Asian Art Museum)
Courtesy Janos GerebenCindy Shih’s watercolor “Selfishness

Asian-American artists fighting stereotypes

In one corner is Cindy Shih’s Bill O’Reilly-inspired, impish watercolor. In the…

Courtesy Janos GerebenCindy Shih’s watercolor “Selfishness
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.
Courtesy PhotoWritten word: A commissioned contemporary work by Xu Bing is part of the extensive Chinese calligraphy exhibition at the Asian Art Museum.

Complexities of Chinese calligraphy revealed

Calligraphy, admired as the ultimate art form by China’s educated elite for…

Courtesy PhotoWritten word: A commissioned contemporary work by Xu Bing is part of the extensive Chinese calligraphy exhibition at the Asian Art Museum.