The Asian Art Museum is making a $90 million investment in its future, one that will transform the visitor experience of our world-renowned collection, exhibitions and cultural programs.
Construction is underway on the centerpiece of this transformation: the new, 13,000-square-foot Akiko Yamazaki & Jerry Yang Special Exhibition Pavilion and the East West Bank Art Terrace added to the east side of the museum’s Civic Center home. The museum will remain open during the expansion.
Designed by architect Kulapat Yantrasast of wHY, the project will allow the museum to:
- Present multiple special exhibitions at the same time—so there’s always something new to see or do.
- Nurture conversation between our historic collection and cutting-edge contemporary art.
- Operate more flexible areas for impactful cultural and community programs.
- Connect with visitors personally through multilayered art encounters and dynamic digital tools.
- Materially enhance the pedestrian experience along busy Hyde Street.
The result will be one of the nation’s premier venues dedicated to Asian art.
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