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Asian Arts Council provides you with a chance to join a very active group of people who are learning about Asian art while helping Phoenix Art Museum’s collection grow. Do you know that Phoenix Art Museum is known worldwide for its collection of Asian art? Do you know that the Museum’s exhibitions of Asian art travel throughout the world, accompanied by catalogs published by Phoenix Art Museum? If you answered “no” to any of these questions, you should take the opportunity to join the Museum’s Asian Arts Council now and become an important partner in these activities. Asian Arts Council’s mission is to promote interest in and understanding of Asian art and the Museum’s collection through education and programs, to help sponsor the Museum’s exhibitions and collection acquisitions, and to provide a focal point and forum for Asian art in the community. AAC presents travel opportunities, a monthly gallery talk for visitors to the Museum, lectures, and much more. We invite you to join us!

The Asian Arts Council’s Mission

The purpose of the Asian Arts Council is to promote interest in and understanding of Asian art, including but not limited to Chinese, Japanese and Indian art. In conjunction with Phoenix Art Museum, the Council will provide educational programs, help sponsor exhibitions, encourage acquisitions and provide activities for individuals interested in studying and collecting Asian art.

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, Triptych:  Famous Geisha Writing Poetry on the First Day of Spring (from a series of The Four Seasons), 1884, woodblock print.
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum,  Museum purchase with funds provided by the Asian Arts Council in honor of G. Miriam E. Kinner, 1989.79.4.

Unknown, Shiva Nataraja, 17th century, bronze. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of Mr. George P. Bickford, 1969.218.

Shen Quan, Peacocks, 1745, ink and color on silk. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1984.420.A.