Things are heating up this season! The Asian Art Museum has a schedule full of fun planned for this spring and start of summer. Peruse this list and plan your visit!

April 3: Re-History Series: Blood Antiquities and the Global Art Market. Find out more about the looting of ancient sites and museums across West Asia (including Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan) and efforts to prevent it.

April 6: Takeout Tuesdays: Lunchtime Conversations About Art. Does Money Grow on Trees? A Bronze Money Tree for a Chinese Tomb with Mary Powell Grossman.

April 10: San Francisco Zen Center Meditation Session. Learn how to meditate with a teacher from the San Francisco Zen Center. This virtual session for beginners will introduce you to the benefits of meditation, which can help settle the body and mind amid the swirl of daily life.

April 10: Art Escapes: Virtual Tours Through Asia - Chinese Ceramics, From Ancient to Modern Times with Joanna Lee. The museum's light-filled loggia is home to some of its most exquisite ceramics, representing a thousand years of Chinese imperial patronage.

April 17: Virtual Workshop: Pattern Recognition with Jenifer Wofford. Learn about the impact of Asian American women artists from the Bay Area, past and present, in this virtual workshop featuring guest artist Jenifer K Wofford.

April 21: Virtual Preview Showcase. Be the first to hear about upcoming exhibitions, commissions, and museum news with this showcase hosted by Deputy Director, Art & Programs Dr. Robert Mintz.

April 22: "Chuskit": Disability Film Screening with Filmmaker. A screening of "Chuskit," the inspiring tale of a feisty paraplegic girl in a remote Himalayan village, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.

April 24: Art Escapes: Virtual Tours Through Asia - Japan’s Earliest Ceramics with Laura W. Allen. Unearth how naturalistic influences, migration and the mingling of cultures, and sophisticated new technologies shaped these flamboyant, eccentric artworks.

May 8: San Francisco Zen Center Meditation Session. Sitting in a balanced posture creates a steady calm that, with training, can become the way you meet whatever arises.

May 8: Art Escapes: Virtual Tours Through Asia - Tiny Things with Robert Mintz. Pocket-sized artworks never fail to fascinate. Marvel at tiny precious-stone snuff bottles from China, fashioned into the shapes of favorite foods, and lustrous jades from across Chinese history.

May 22: Art Escapes: Virtual Tours Through Asia - Japanese Bamboo Art with Yuki Morishima. Japanese bamboo is revered for its expressive possibilities. In the 21st century, the practice of bamboo art remains diverse, with a new generation of women and men exploring the technical and aesthetic qualities of bamboo. Learn what elevates the most functional forms — more than mere baskets — to the realm of drama and dreams.

May 27: Celebrating Asian Futures: A Musical Conversation with Vân-Ánh Võ and Friends. Explore the richness of Asian musical traditions and the power of new composition with performances by artists of Vietnamese, Japanese, and Khmer heritage.

June 5: Art Escapes: Virtual Tours Through Asia - The Art of the Himalayas with Jeffrey Durham. Journey across multiple cosmic dimensions, ponder the supreme interconnection of birth and death, and find out how to reshape reality through thought alone.

June 19: Art Escapes: Virtual Tours Through Asia - Prestige and Protection in Indonesian Art with Natasha Reichle. A dazzling array of kris (daggers) from across the Indonesian archipelago have ignited the imaginations of museumgoers for decades.

July 3: Art Escapes: Virtual Tours Through Asia - Rise of Buddhist Art in China with Fan Zhang. From the oldest dated Chinese Buddha, still glittering with gold, to a larger-than-life wooden bodhisattva still serene after centuries, the museum's unparalleled collection traces the introduction and evolution of Buddhism across China.

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