Asian art


Indian artwork goes to Homeland Security as part of global investigation+

Of course no museum wants to get a visit from the U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations...

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An Unprecedented Gathering of Scholars Takes on the Lane Collection+

Last week three of Asia’s top art scholars quarantined themselves inside the museum’s vault that holds the Richard Lane Collection....

Read More+ 2 months ago

Golden glow: Ogata Kōrin’s ‘Chrysanthemums/Maple Tree’+

Now on view in Light from Shadow: Gold in Japanese Art is this glowing screen. Learn more about it: Ogata...

Read More+ 6 months ago

Korea ‘buried treasure’ discovered in the museum basement!+

Last month, three South Korean art history scholars visited the museum to inspect our collection of Korean art. What they...

Read More+ 8 months ago

See a 700-year-old golden masterpiece+

Now on view in Light from Shadown: Gold in Japanese Art is this delicate, rarely-put-on-view hanging scroll. Anonymous The Descent...

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Cheongsam chic: Silk ‘n’ squirrel+

  Now on view in the China Gallery is a piece of clothing that gets our textiles curator Sara Oka...

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The happy hooker: Harunobu’s commentary on monks+

Suzuki Harunobu (1725?–1770) Saigyō Hōshi Praying to a Bijin on a White Elephant Japan, Edo period (1615–1868), c. 1766 Woodblock...

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Theater manager Taylour Chang reveals her favorite work of art+

Taylour Chang is manager of the museum’s Doris Duke Theatre—and a filmmaker. Born and raised on O‘ahu, she is a...

Read More+ 10 months ago

Making ‘cake’ with a Dutchman+

One of the issues that the new shunga exhibition Tongue in Cheek: Erotic Art in 19th-Century Japan looks at is...

Read More+ 11 months ago
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Meet our new Asian art intern: Charise Michelsen+

Every year, the museum’s Asian Art Department gets a new intern. The position is generously funded by the Society of...

Read More+ 1 year ago