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Join Asian Arts Council (AAC) to learn about Asian art while helping grow Phoenix Art Museum‘s world-renowned collection. AAC provides a focal point and forum for Asian art in the community. We offer our members travel and volunteer opportunities, gallery talks, lectures, and other educational and social events. Partner with AAC now to promote Asian art in the region.

Mission statement

The mission of Asian Arts Council is to promote interest in and understanding of Asian art of all time periods and geographic locations. AAC will encourage the enjoyment, collection, and conservation of Asian art at Phoenix Art Museum and will provide educational programs, help sponsor exhibitions, encourage acquisitions, and provide activities for individuals and groups interested in studying and collecting Asian art.

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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, Triptych:  Famous Geisha Writing Poetry on the First Day of Spring (from a series of The Four Seasons), 1884, woodblock print. Museum purchase with funds provided by the Asian Arts Council in honor of G. Miriam E. Kinner.

Unknown, Shiva Nataraja, 17th century, bronze. Gift of Mr. George P. Bickford.

Shen Quan, Peacocks, 1745, ink and color on silk. Museum purchase.

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Unknown, Incense burner with sculptural handles and cover, Qing dynasty, cloisonné enamel. Museum purchase and gift of Mr. Robert H. Clague.

Paul Sarrut, Sikh Soldier, 1914-1915. Lithograph. The Khanuja Family.

Unknown, Buddha’s Footprint (Buddhapada) (detail), Kandy period, 18th century. Opaque watercolor on cloth. Gift of Barry Fernando MD and Coleene Fernando MD in honor of the Museum’s 50th anniversary.