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2014-07-08 12:26:54

San Francisco's Asian Art Museum offers West Coast audiences a first look at recent archaeological discoveries from the Arabian Peninsula SAN FRANCISCO, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the shifting sands of Saudi Arabia outside the city of Thaj, archaeologists discovered the tomb of a young royal girl buried nearly 2,000 years ago, uncovering exquisite jewelry, a haunting gold mask and other objects--all made of gold. These funerary treasures are just a few of the...

2014-04-10 16:22:29

SAN FRANCISCO, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A selection of 72 stunning artworks drawn from the collections of the Asian Art Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) challenges visitors to confront the extremes and the ambiguities of beauty in the special exhibition Gorgeous. On view June 20 through Sept. 14, 2014, at the Asian Art Museum, the exhibition is organized in partnership with SFMOMA as part of SFMOMA's On the Go program, an ambitious multiyear off-site...

2014-01-07 16:22:51

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Asian Art Museum announced today the appointment of Dr. Pedro Moura Carvalho as the museum's new Deputy Director for Art and Programs, a key leadership position overseeing the curatorial, museum services, education and public programs departments. Reporting to the museum Director, Moura Carvalho will be responsible for providing strategic oversight and management of collections, exhibitions, education and interpretive...

2010-11-18 14:50:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- San Francisco's Asian Art Museum will keep its doors open and maintain operations despite financial challenges faced by the Asian Art Museum's Foundation, which is the private fundraising arm of the Museum. "The Museum is fortunate to have the support of donors from around the world. Donations from individuals, the Museum's board, and our corporate and Foundation partners remain strong" said Jay Xu, director of the Asian Art Museum. "I want to...


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