So I went to an exhibit in San Francisco about the terracotta soldiers. I posted the pictures on FB and this happened.
Ha! Don’t forget to tag your pals on Facebook. Ohhhhhh Facebook. We suppose this is just good facial features recognition at work. Thanks for checking out our terracotta warriors exhibition and posting this, jeanniebieber.
This is happening on Thursday, April 18. If you don’t feel like getting your hands a lil’ dirty, no worries. Observe the craft action from the sidelines and cheer on your favorite team (colors versus textures!). Cash bars will be serving drinks, the terracotta galleries will be open, and Velvet Einstein will be the DJ on deck. All for just $10.
May the best crafter win!
Terracotta Warriors exhibit at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco
Whoa, we’ve seen a ton of photos from the public of the warriors but not so many stark black and white ones. Our exhibition is on view until May 27. We recommend coming on a Thurs night when you can see this incredible exhibition for just $10.
Even if you could go to Xi’an, you wouldn’t be able to get this up close and personal with real terracotta warriors from 2,000+ years ago. Seriously, we’re not into boasting, but this installation is like nothing else.
Love this photo by Antony Marshall, who snapped beautiful pictures of our gallery collection on his recent visit. We found him here on Tumblr.
A hidden gem in the Civic Center neighborhood, our galleries are great to get lost in. This particular piece is a Chinese spirit guardian, one of a pair, from approximately 500-535, made of painted low-fire ceramic. Spiny backed, strange, slightly grotesque, and almost comical, these figures were meant to protect the tomb from unwanted visitors.
At our August 23 after-hours MATCHA event, Dohee Lee illuminated Korean shamanism (interacting with spirits) through her own particular multi-disciplinary framework.
The first photo was a true wow moment. During a mini-performance, Lee sat down next to this fellow, a gent with a visitor guide in his lap, and what ensued was some great visitor participation. He went along with whatever she threw his way, and did not flinch when she got extremely close to his face, noses touching. The tension and suspense was great. When she opened her hat contraption, he took off his hat.
Photos by Quincy Stamper.
This could be you tonight, peering into different seascapes in Hiroshi Sugimoto’s crystal pagodas, in Phantoms of Asia.
We’re open til 9pm on Thursdays. Admission just $5.
Our summer line-up of MATCHA events (our after-hours program for folks who want to spice up their museum experiences) is lookin’ real good.
We’re excited about tomorrow night’s MATCHA, with Trannyshack, Litquake poetry crawl, Gypsy Gentleman tattoo documentary pioneers, DJ-in-residence Vin Sol, and of course, our beautiful contemporary art exhibition Phantoms of Asia. Cash bars, too.
And yes, it’s true, it only costs $10 for all that and more. If we’re lucky enough to have you tomorrow night, please show us on Facebook.
It’s Bring Your Dog to Work Day! Unfortunately we can’t partake in this, but thankfully we got some cute pups in our galleries. Here are just a handful.
To see more, just search our collection using whatever keyword you’d like. Happy surfing!