Check out our quick guide on how to access and look at East Asian scroll landscape paintings!
The Birmingham Museum of Art Launches Digital Asian Art Initiative
We are pleased to release Culture Bridge: eLearning Across Asia, a platform of digital teacher resources that uses art to enhance and inspire everyday learning.
Dr. Katherine Anne Paul Named Curator of Asian Art
We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Katherine Anne Paul as Curator of Asian Art. She’ll oversee a permanent collection of approximately 4,000 works from diverse cultures throughout Asia.
Spotlight on the Collection: July 2018
We know girls are running the world, but who saves it in times of distress? The Hindu goddess Durga, that’s who!
“Who runs the world? Girls!” Those wise and catchy words from Queen Bae confirm what most of us already know– women are mighty. We know girls are running the world, […]
Year of the Dog
Happy Chinese New Year and Year of the Dog!
Honoring an Expert
The BMA recently acquired five rare original drawings attributed to the Japanese painter and print designer Kamisaka Sekka, which were purchased by the Museum to honor Dr. Donald A. Wood.
What’s Up at the BMA: Guanyin
Although images of Guanyin were very popular in Ming dynasty China, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has the only other sculpture similar to this one, so it’s certainly something you don’t want to miss.
In Chinese mythology, the Qilin appears only at the impending arrival or passing of a sage or a great ruler. The animal is a good omen thought to predict prosperity and peace.
Tribute to Don Wood
After more than 30 years as Curator of Asian Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art, Dr. Donald A. Wood retired on December 29, 2017.