The Department of Asian Art fulfills a unique role at The Met by representing the artistic achievements of six major cultural traditions that encompass 5, years of history, half the world's population, more than twenty modern nations, and a vast region that ranges from Afghanistan, the Indian subcontinent, and Southeast Asia across the Himalayas to China, Korea, and Japan. The Met's collection of Asian art—more than 35, objects, ranging in date from the third millennium B.
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But watching the students work is always a revelation. I had so many ideas. Teresa Williams, public program intern, interviews artist Erik Scollon about his work and his Artists Drawing Club project which took place at the museum, March 19,
Thus, an exploration of the works on view yields both an appreciation of the art of Asia's many diverse cultures and an understanding of the ties between these traditions. Closing Soon. He is an assistant professor of art at San Francisco State University.