A Walk Through Asian Museums in America

What better way to experience and learn about Asian grounds than diving into the Art and Culture of Asia, Here are some astonishing museums in America that showcase the heart and soul of Asia.

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Asian Art Museum
Cong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Arts and Culture.
San Francisco California.

The museum was built based on the goal of understanding between the United States of America and Asia. As of today, more than 18,000 artworks covering 6,000 years from every region in Asia.

Besides artwork viewing, The establishment offers performance viewing as well under Theresa Wong's sound/scape. Evening Karaoke and community sing-along is also held exclusively on the 21st of July.

Asian Art Museum also offers virtual lectures, and take out Tuesday where conversations about art take place.

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The museum includes the work of Carlos Villas. He is a Filipino-American Visual Artist known for his exhibition of artworks entitled "Worlds in Collision". Worlds in Collision is for viewing from June 17 until October 24, 2022.

Indeed, the collection of art from all over Asia here is mesmerizing and majestic. The services and activities offered by the Asian Art Museum will surely fill our minds with knowledge about the culture and art of Asia.

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Asia Society and Museum
New York, N.Y.

The Asia Society and Museum is a simple building compared to other museums in America. However, once entered the real magic begins.

The Asia Society and Museum is known for its breathtaking exhibitions of traditional and contemporary Asian and Asian-American Art that is said to be groundbreaking as well.

The Asia Society Organization stated in their website that "The Asia Society’s purpose is to navigate shared futures for Asia and the world across policy, arts and culture, education, sustainability, business, and technology."

However, the establishment is closed and eventually will open their doors on the 15th of June 2022 due to the installment for summer exhibitions. Surely, it is something to look forward to.

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Japanese American National Museum
Los Angeles, California

The exhibitions inside the museum covers the span of 130 years of Japanese American History.

With video conferencing technology and other technological implications learning here tends to be more interactive and knowledge and learning will definitely be remembered by visitors.

The Japanese American National Museum is the first of its kind highlighting the significance of Japanese ancestry to the history of the United States.

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Seattle Asian Art Museum

Along with the amazing architecture of the establishment, The Seattle Asian Art Museum is the center of world class visual arts.

This museum also has a library that holds research and studies about Asia.

The Seattle Asian Art Museum (SAM) also offers different interactive public programs. These programs range from activities that include learning, performing, playing, creating, and social interaction.

Definitely there is a lot to experience and to explore at SAM with its extensive Asian Art Collection.

The museums of Asian art and culture in America is something to be proud of due to the fact that people behind these artworks, exhibitions, and establishments honor the contributions of Asia to America. 

They all have the same goals and that is to showcase the arts and crafts, educate people through stories and history, and most especially explore the heart and soul of Asia.

What's your favorite museum so far? Have you heard of other Asian museums in America? I would be interested to know! Comment down below. 

Written by: Ellyssa van Schaijk

Ellyssa van Schaijk is a digital marketing intern of PS Media Enterprise. She is a 3rd-year Bachelor of Arts in Communication student from Batangas State University-Arasof Nasugbu Campus, Philippines.

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