The Asian Art Museum is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 18,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history — and that kind of sheer volume makes for lots of exploring. And while there be sure to check out When Pictures Speak: The Written Word in Japanese Art, which will only remain on display through August 19. The exhibition examines words and pictures that are often combined in Japanese art, to celebrate poems and stories, express religious teachings, and comment on current events. Though not unique to Japan, the marriage of text and image has flourished there, finding relevance within each new generation of artists, writers, and patrons. Additional entrance fees apply to special exhibitions.
If You Go:
When: Sunday, August 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA 94102
Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.