Department of Asian Art
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Highlights of Chinese Art
The continuous culture and artistic history in China spans over five thousand years to the present day. This selection illustrates the innovation and transformation in Chinese art, from Neolithic jades and ritual bronzes of the Bronze Age to ceramics, lacquer ware, furniture, and textiles of the pre-modern era, and contemporary painting.
Highlights of Himalayan, South, and Southeast Asian Art
From Turkey to Tibet, Sri Lanka to Singapore, and ancient to contemporary, Mia’s permanent collection includes fine examples of the dynamic arts of these diverse regions. Our collection has been over a century in the making and continues to grow.
Highlights of Japanese Art: Paintings and Prints
Mia’s collection of Japanese paintings and prints is expansive and full of gems. Due to their fragility, however, they can only be on view for short periods of time. But they are always on view on our website! Here are some of our finest examples.
Mia’s Affinity Groups are a great way for museum members to connect more closely with special areas of art interest, allowing you to delve deeper into the curatorial area of your choice.
The restoration and conservation of artworks in Mia’s collection are ever-present concerns. Art Champions is a program that connects art lovers with artworks that require conservation to be displayed to the public.