ALERTDuring lobby construction, visitors should use the far right-hand doors to enter the museum and check in at the new information desk in Bowes South Court. Learn more.

Thank you

50th Anniversary Community Weekend

Presented by Target ®
March 5 & 6
10 AM – 5 PM
FREE admission all weekend
Saturday's schedule »
Sunday's schedule »

Since its founding in 1966, the Asian Art Museum has evolved into one of the world’s greatest museums devoted to Asian art. For our golden anniversary, we're inviting you to celebrate with us all weekend — for free.

With captivating art, music, dance, artist demonstrations and more, this is an extravaganza you won’t want to miss. Enjoy thrilling live performances by Red Panda Acrobats, Southeast Asian Arts and Culture Coalition, Gamelan Anak Swarasanti, Non-Stop Bhangra and the “Twelve Pianos” project. Meet local textile artist Youngmin Lee and calligraphers Kristian Kabuay and Aoi Yamaguchi who’ll treat us all to a dynamic demonstration. Create your own inspired artworks and participate in a creative collaboration with Crochet Jam. 

Be among the first to see our latest exhibitions Hidden Gold: Mining Its Meaning in Asian Art , Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts, and China at the Center: Rare Ricci and Verbiest Maps.

Plus, don't forget our epic collection galleries — where the magic all started!
Take your time and stroll two floors of incredible artworks spanning 6,000 years and a vast continent.

Because it’s our birthday, and we’ll invite you to our big free bash if we want to. 

We gratefully acknowledge our 50th Anniversary Sponsors: