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Asian Heritage Festival

Asian Heritage Festival

January 13, 2018

Celebrate the Museum’s latest exhibition Afterlife: Asian Art from the Weldon Collection during our Asian Heritage Festival! Enjoy kid-friendly art activities inspired by the cultures and traditions represented in our Asian Art collection. The celebration will include gallery tours, storytelling,

Afterlife: Asian Art from the Weldon Collection

Afterlife: Asian Art from the Weldon Collection

December 19, 2017

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators lead visitors on a 30-minute exploration in the galleries. On December 19, Donald A. Wood, Ph.D., The Virginia and William M. Spencer III Curator of Asian Art, will discuss highlights from

The Chinese Art Market: Status, Trends and Record Setting Prices

The Chinese Art Market: Status, Trends and Record Setting Prices

December 6, 2017

In conjunction with our new exhibition, Afterlife: Asian Art from the Weldon Collection, the BMA is proud to have guest speaker Elizabeth Hammer, Senior Specialist Head of Sales at Christie’s Auction House, visit us for a special lecture where she

Casting Ceramic Forms

Casting Ceramic Forms

December 2, 2017

The Weldon Exhibition includes a tiger pillow which is a cast ceramic form and was traditionally used in some Chinese homes to ward off evil and influence your dreams. Use a similar process to create your own contemporary interpretation of

Wood-Carved Figurines

Wood-Carved Figurines

November 30, 2017

Be inspired by traditional Japanese wood carving techniques for creating figurines. Learn about step-by-step processes that were used to create figurative sculptures, and create your own contemporary interpretation using similar wood carving techniques. No prior experience is necessary. All materials

Perfume Fountain

Perfume Fountain

November 26, 2017

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, Master Docent Emily Omura will lead a discussion on the Chinese porcelain perfume fountain in the Chinoiserie gallery.

The Weldon Collection of Asian Art

October 5, 2017

The gift of the Asian art collection of Henry H. and June deH Weldon to the BMA is transformative. It contains over 450 major works from China, Japan, India, and Southeast Asia spanning thousands of years of history and enriches

Moon Jar

Moon Jar

October 1, 2017

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, Master Docent Emily Omura will lead a discussion on the Moon jar in the Korean gallery.