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San Francisco, CA 94102

Cyborgs, Dance, Hellscapes, and the Monsters of Murakami

Asian Art Museum Delivers Color and Drama in 2022-2023

Digital Press Kit


SAN FRANCISCO, December 5, 2022 — Over the coming year, the Asian Art Museum will take you on a journey across time and space, from Bollywood to Beat-era San Francisco to a dazzlingly animated 21st-century Asia populated by cyborgs, kings, and popstars; from the misty forests of Ming China to groovy seventies Zodiac landscapes; from ancient Himalayan hells to outsized modern monsters we can all relate to.

“Our recent transformation and the expansion of our mission to ‘celebrate Asian American culture’ has given us a bigger, broader platform to display art from regions and creators that have historically been less well represented, not only in our collections and exhibitions, but across museums generally,” says Dr. Jay Xu, The Barbara Bass Bakar Director and CEO of the Asian Art Museum. “Our audiences want vibrant encounters with incredible art and, through this art, to understand the world around them, to understand how the past connects to the present, and to join in conversations about today’s most critical issues. That’s exactly what we can promise in 2022 and 2023: the Asian Art Museum firing on all cylinders.”

* Indicates a major exhibition in the new Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Pavilion

About the Asian Art Museum


Located in the heart of San Francisco, the museum is home to one of the world’s finest collections of Asian and Asian American art, with more than 20,000 awe-inspiring works ranging from ancient jades and ceramics to contemporary video installations. Dynamic special exhibitions, cultural celebrations and public programs for all ages provide rich art experiences that unlock the past and spark questions about the future.


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Image credits: A Lady and a Road Map, 1962, by Bernice Bing (American, 1936–1998). Oil on canvas. Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Museum purchase, 2020.26. © Estate of the Artist. Photograph © Asian Art Museum. The Singer, 2018, by Kongkee (Kong Khong-chang 江記; b. 1977, active Hong Kong and London). Artwork and image courtesy of the artist and Penguin Lab. Copyright © 2018 the artists. Sagittarius, 1973, by Yoshida Hodaka (Japanese, 1926 – 1995). Photoetching and woodblock prints; ink and colors on paper. Museum purchase, Thomas F. Humiston Acquisition Fund. Photograph © Asian Art Museum. Past Continuous Tense (detail), 2011, by Lam Tung Pang (Chinese, b. 1978, active Hong Kong). Charcoal, image-transfer, and acrylic on plywood. Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Acquisition made possible by the Kao/Williams Family Foundation, 2020.20a-zz. © Lam Tung Pang. White-Robed Water-Moon Avalokiteshvara (Gwaneum bosal), 2008. by Seol Min (Korean, b. 1966). Ink and colors on cotton. Asian Art Museum, Gift of Seol Min, 2008.11. © Buddhist nun Seol Min. Photograph © Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Dancing villagers (detail), approx. 1730. Attributed to Pandit Seu (Indian, 1680–1740). Opaque watercolors on paper. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, from the Nasli and Alice Heeramaneck Collection, Museum Associates Purchase, M.77.19.24. Untitled, 2019, by Takashi Murakami (Japanese, b. 1962). Acrylic on canvas mounted on wood panel. Courtesy of Perrotin Gallery © the artist.