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National Museum of Asian Art, Smithsonian Institution and Denver Art Museum Join AWNY

A Youth Standing, Isfahan, Iran, ca. 1630–1640, opaque watercolor and gold on paper mounted on an album page, 11 5/8 x 7 5/8 in., National Museum of Asian Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Asia Week New York is delighted to welcome two important museums to our community. Please follow news about these organizations' exhibitions and special events on AWNY's website, newsletters and social media posts.

National Museum of Asian Art, Smithsonian Institution
The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art, are located on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Committed to preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting exemplary works of art, the National Museum of Asian Art addresses broad questions about culture, identity, and the contemporary world. The museum cares for exceptional collections of Asian art, with more than 45,000 objects dating from the Neolithic period to today and originating from the ancient Near East to China, Japan, Korea, South and Southeast Asia, and the Islamic world.

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Shakyamuni Buddha, Gandhara (present-day Pakistan and Afghanistan), 100s – 200s, Kushan empire (30s BCE – 300s CE), schist sculpture, 11 1/8 x 5 1/8 x 3 in. Denver Art Museum.

Denver Art Museum
The Denver Art Museum’s Asian Art collection was founded in 1915 when Walter C. Mead pledged his collection of Chinese and Japanese art “to the people of Denver.” The collection has since grown to be one of the finest of its kind in North America. With more than 7,000 artworks representing 6,000 years of history across the entire Asian continent, the collection is particular strong in artwork from Japan, Korea, China, India, and the Islamic world. Its holdings include objects of almost all media, with a strength in ceramics and sculptures.

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