New Audio Tour
There is an audio tour of 12 objects in our Asian galleries, created by Dr. Marika Sardar. There are several ways to use a cell phone to listen to the audio tour while one is in the Museum. iPods are available from the main desk, so everyone can try it. On a smart phone, or on a computer, there is a high resolution photo of each object to see while listening so each detail can be studied, like the Spirit House shown. One must scroll to below the left corner of the picture where there is a place to click to hear a short explanation of the work of art. Click to start audio tour.
Current: a show of recent work by photographer Lalla Essaydi.
May 2016: an Islamic art exhibition from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
2017: Dr. Sardar is planning for an exhibition on storytelling in Indian art, drawing from our Edwin Binney 3rd collection of South Asian painting.
Past exhibitions of East Asian interest -
February 18 - May 27, 2012: Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan (pronounced "shahng-tahng-shahn") filled the Asian Court before the reinstallation as the Art of East Asia Galleries.
February 18, 2012: Dyeing Elegance: Asian Modernism and the Art of Kūboku and Hisako Takaku. An exhibition of kimono using the ancient wax resist dyeing technique, called roketsuzome. Four short videos show the seasons represented:
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
November 06, 2010 - June 05, 2011: Dreams & Diversions: 250 Years of Japanese Woodblock Prints, had two rotations showing woodblock prints from the Museum vaults. The Asian Arts Council created the Adopt-a-Print fund raising effort to conserve many of the exhibited prints.