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Commission and Foundation

The Commission consists of 27 members, nominated by the Commission but subject to the Mayor’s approval. 
The Commission has always adhered to a policy of broad representation of the community in its membership and is considered a role model in this respect. Commissioners serve a three-year term which may be renewed for a second consecutive term. Exceptional circumstances permit renewal for a third term.

In recognition of the importance of each Board member’s commitment to the Museum, Commissioners and Trustees are requested to provide leadership support in raising and contributing funds. Commissioners and Trustees will make personal financial commitments that are seen to be at or near the top of the individual’s capacity to give.

In 2003, the Asian Art Museum began a new era with its move to San Francisco’s Civic Center. The voters of San Francisco approved a bond measure providing partial funding for renovation and seismic retrofitting of the building formerly occupied by the main branch of the public library. The Museum’s Commissioners and Trustees generously donated time and money to complete the fundraising. The Museum was fortunate to secure the services of Gaetana Aulenti, best known for the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, as Chief Architect for the renovation. Her vision for the new building transformed the Old Main Library into a fitting home for San Francisco’s most precious asset: the world-renowned collections of the Asian Art Museum.


  • Commissioners

  • Co-Chairs
  • Akiko Yamazaki
  • Lucy Sun
  • Vice Chairs
  • Timothy F. Kahn
  • Judith F. Wilbur
  • Secretary
  • James D. Marver
  • Treasurer
  • Kenneth P. Wilcox
  • Commissioners
  • Cori Bates*
  • Edwin L. Berkowitz
  • Kathy Bissinger
  • William Mathews Brooks
  • Alexander D. Calhoun
  • Eliza L. Cash
  • Julia K. Cheng
  • Carmen Colet
  • Joan Danforth
  • Virginia M. Foo
  • Martha Sam Hertelendy
  • Timothy F. Kahn
  • Bill S. Kim
  • Chong-Moon Lee
  • Alexandra Lenehan
  • Fred M. Levin
  • Gorretti Lo Lui
  • James D. Marver
  • Maura B. Morey
  • Nanci E. Nishimura
  • Anthony Sun
  • Lucy Sun
  • Jane Chang Tom
  • Judith F. Wilbur
  • Kenneth P. Wilcox*
  • Brenda Wright
  • Akiko Yamazaki


  • * Pending Swearing-In
  • Foundation Trustees

  • Co-Chairs
  • Akiko Yamazaki
  • Lucy Sun
  • President
  • Timothy F. Kahn
  • Vice Presidents
  • Fred M. Levin
  • Kumar Malavalli
  • Secretary
  • Gorretti Lo Lui
  • Treasurer
  • Kenneth P. Wilcox
  • Trustees
  • Betty N. Alberts
  • Michele Alioto
  • Helina Au
  • Neara Baer, Ex Officio
  • Cori Bates
  • Trista Berkovitz, Ex Officio
  • Ellen Burstein Bauch
  • Richard C. Blum
  • Eliza L. Cash
  • Huifen Chan
  • Tiffany Chang
  • Jamie Chen
  • Pehong Chen
  • Sandra Cheung
  • Kapil Chhibber
  • Yogen Dalal
  • Dixon R. Doll
  • Fred Eychaner
  • Mimi Gardner Gates
  • Marsha Vargas Handley
  • Martha Sam Hertelendy
  • Timothy F. Kahn
  • Choongja (Maria) Kahng
  • Jennifer Kao
  • Lata Krishnan
  • Chong-Moon Lee
  • Fred M. Levin
  • Gorretti Lo Lui
  • Dr. John Maa
  • Kumar Malavalli
  • Constance C. Miller
  • Nanci Nishimura
  • Allison Rose
  • Leslie Tang Schilling
  • Merrill Randol Sherwin
  • Vijay Shriram
  • Anthony Sun
  • Lucy Sun
  • Ann Tanenbaum
  • Ina Goodwin Tateuchi
  • Nicholas Unkovic
  • Emily Wang
  • Judith F. Wilbur
  • Kenneth P. Wilcox
  • Akiko Yamazaki
  • Richard Yen
  • Salle Yoo
  • Songyee Yoon