Enjoy an audio tour of Emperors’ Treasures: Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei, on view at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco from June 17 through September 18, 2016.
The exhibition features more than 150 objects from one of the world’s greatest collections of Chinese art, more than half of which will be on view in the U.S. for the first time. Characterized by their extraordinary splendor, beauty and richness, these objects represent the highlights of China’s artistic accomplishments. Through exquisite paintings, ceramics, jades and more, Emperors’ Treasures explores the identities of nine rulers who reigned from the 12th through 20th centuries. By examining each ruler’s contribution to the arts and the eras’ changing styles, the exhibition reveals how emperors’ personal tastes shaped the evolution of art in China.
Freda Murck, Ph.D. in Chinese Art and Archaeology; Robert Mowry, the Alan J. Dworsky Curator of Chinese Art Emeritus at Harvard University; and Richard Vinograd, the Christensen Fund Professor in Asian Art in the department of Art and Art History at Stanford University will be your guides.
Take control of your exhibition experience by using the app to:
• Access exclusive content • Gain insight from leading scholars on 25 notable artworks • Locate an object by inputting the stop number, keyword search, or browse the full list • Live Tweet your museum experience or share the highlights on social media
About the Museum The Asian Art Museum is one of San Francisco's premier arts institutions and home to a world-renowned collection of more than 18,000 Asian art treasures spanning 6,000 years of history. Through rich art experiences, centered on historic and contemporary artworks, the Asian Art Museum unlocks the past for visitors, bringing art to life and serving as a catalyst for new art, new creativity and new thinking. www.asianart.org