From the ancient to the contemporary, these 20-minute video tours brim with insights into the beliefs, passions, and aspirations that have motivated artists across time and cultures.
Did you miss an award-winning temporary exhibition? Want a chance to revisit a special moment? Looking to learn more about what we have going on before stepping into the museum’s galleries?
Our new Exhibition Excursion series invites you to follow our specialists as they virtually guide you through vibrant exhibitions teeming with works from some of the world’s greatest collections of Asian art — including ours!
After your tour, take part in a live, friendly conversation with one of our curators — all from the comfort of home. So grab your favorite device on Saturday afternoons at 4 p.m. and join us for a new Exhibition Excursion every month.
Tours are free for members. Click on any of the “Reserve Tickets” links below to purchase a ticket for that event.
teamLab is a worldwide phenomenon: a Tokyo-based art collective that pushes the boundaries of art and technology to transcend what a museum experience can be. With swirls of butterflies and flowers, crisscrossing crows in flight, streams of luminous ink — all of which react to human presence — this immersive exhibition, exclusively at the Asian Art Museum, is alive with light and feeling. Reserve Tickets
Hope is an emotion that drives us to imagine, represent, and create different worlds. This series of 54 short videos, from over 60 artists from places as diverse as Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Mongolia, and Taiwan, explores the role of hope in contemporary art and activism, inviting you to tune into a new kind of multimedia experience from the Asian Art Museum — one energized by joy, resilience, and transformation. Reserve Tickets
Start the New Year right by immersing yourself in the fantastic landscapes of Tibetan Buddhism. This award-winning, eye-opening exhibition provides a taste of what enlightenment might be — if only we would wake up from the distractions of our daily lives. With masterpieces from two of the finest collections of Himalayan art in the world, the Virginia Museum of Fine Art and the Asian Art Museum, Awaken showcases how integral artistic endeavor is to Tibetan Buddhist spiritual practices, and underscores art’s power to focus and refine our awareness. Reserve Tickets
What can art salvaged from the sea tell us about trade and the colonial enterprise? Who is entitled to centuries-old artworks recovered from shipwrecks? Should they even be excavated, or should vessels and their contents be left in situ for future generations? From ancient Vietnam to the shores of Somalia to the ocean floor to San Francisco — learn more about how diverse historic artworks in our collection made their way into the museum. Reserve Tickets