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Lean into #MuseumFromHome and engage with art at a distance. We hope these resources will keep your spirits up and the inspiration flowing. See below for a list of digital experiences to bring the Asian Art Museum into your home.

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An Inspiring Evening with Ensemble Mik Nawooj 

Thursday, May 7, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
Category: Music & Performances

The Bay Area–based hip-hop orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj showcases some of its “meta music” by sampling hip-hop and classical. Composer and artistic director JooWan Kim, resident emcee Sandman, and executive director Christopher Nicholas lead a conversation about the ensemble’s innovative musical style.

Virtual Spring Artisan Market

May 8-17, 2020
Category: Arts & Crafts

Virtual Artisan Market featuring 21 local artisans from the Bay Area offering handmade products: Jewelry, Accessories, Apparel, Scarves, Specialty Food Products and Gifts

Writing the Storm: Poetry in Upheaval Writing Workshop

Thursday, May 14, 2020
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Category: Special Event

Writing the Storm is an all-levels poetry workshop led by Jason Bayani that engages poetics and poiesis (the act of making) through the processes of observation and discovery. This generative workshop will explore how we can access mindfulness in times of upheaval and disruption to fulfill our need to create, document, and unravel our experiences. Participants will have a chance to write and share their writing.
Jason Bayani is an author, performer, and artistic director for Kearny Street Workshop, the oldest multidisciplinary Asian Pacific American arts organization in the country.

Zen and Self-Cultivation with Rev. Takafumi Kawakami

Thursday, May 21, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
Category: Special Event

The COVID-19 pandemic has made many of us wonder how can we live in a world of volatility, complexity, and ambiguity. The Asian Art Museum is pleased to present Zen Buddhist priest Rev. Takafumi Kawakami live from the Shunkoin Temple in Kyoto, Japan, to lead us in a practice of self-cultivation.
The practice of self-cultivation, which begins with meditation, helps us create more flexible ways of looking at the world. Removing our biases and looking at the way the world is now will give us more resilience in this time of change and uncertainty.

Acting, Healing, Learning: Artist Talk

Thursday, May 28, 2020
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT
Category: Special Event

Recognizing the need to stay engaged and inspired while maintaining social distancing during the COVID-19 crisis, the Asian Art Museum is shifting its programs to online platforms. While the museum is closed, we are hosting a range of virtual public programs to both connect with our audiences and support the work of our artistic and creative communities.

Asian Art Museum’s Head of Contemporary Art Abby Chen leads a conversation with artists Jas Charanjiva, Chanel Miller, and Jenifer K Wofford, who share how the COVID-19 lockdown and the rise in anti-Asian racism have impacted their practices. They offer insights into how creativity can nurture positive social change and self-transformation.

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