Reopening on 8 February 2020, the newly renovated and expanded Asian Art Museum offers a thematic exploration of art from the world’s largest continent.
The restoration of the historic Art Deco building, improvements to critical systems, expanded gallery and education spaces, and a new park lobby that connects the museum to the surrounding Volunteer Park are just some of the ways the Asian Art Museum has been transformed and preserved as a cultural and community resource for future generations.
In the new galleries, artworks come together to tell stories of human experiences across time and place. From themes of worship and celebration to clothing and identity, nature and power to birth and death, the new collection installation reveals the complexity and diversity of Asia – a place of distinct cultures, histories, and belief systems that help shape our world today.
Image: Do Ho Suh, Some/One
Photography: Adam Hunter/LMN Architects, as published in The New York Times