Asian Art

Museums and Exhibits Resources


See also: Ethnic and Regional

Museums and Exhibits

The Art of Asia
A resource for Asian art and culture featuring thousands of object images from The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, also explores major cross-cultural Asian themes including Buddhism, architecture, and ceramics.
An online resource for the study and exhibition of the arts of Asia, includes exhibitions from museums, galleries and universities.

Metropolitan Museum of Art: Asian Art
An introduction to Asian art with highlights from the permanent collection, a searchable database of around 1,237 images, and more.
One of the largest museums in the western world devoted exclusively to Asian art and culture, with a collection of more than 17,000 works spanning 6,000 years of history across seven major regions.

Philadelphia Museum of Art: Asian Art
Includes art and architecture from all parts of Asia and spans from 2500 B.C. to the present day.

Wing Luke Asian Museum
Collections of oral histories, artifacts, archives, and photographs related to the art, culture and history of the Asian Pacific American community, collections are available and searchable online.

Pacific Asia Museum
Features a permanent collection of over 14,000 works of art from Asia and the Pacific Islands with an online database of over 5000 images as well as several interactive exhibits and programs.

Victoria and Albert Museum
Includes highlights from the collections of objects from Asia and the Middle East along with a study room where additional materials can be viewed.

The Art Institute of Chicago
View works in the online collections including Japanese woodblock prints; Japanese screens and paintings; Chinese and Japanese textiles; Chinese bronzes, ceramics, and archaic jades; Indian and Southeast Asian sculpture; and Indian and Persian miniature paintings.

The Legacy of Genghis Khan
Courtly Art and Culture in Western Asia 1256–1353, an online exhibition from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Brooklyn Museum: Asian Art
View around 383 objects in the online collections of the Brooklyn Museum.

East of Eden: Gardens in Asian Art
View paintings of cultivated landscapes and garden settings in East, South, and West Asia.


National Museum of India
More than 200,000 works of art spanning over 5,000 years of cultural heritage.

Government Museum Chennai
Art, culture and natural heritage of Tamil Nadu, includes contemporary Indian paintings and sculpture, as well as traditional miniature and tanjore paintings online.

A Connoisseur's Delights: Indian Paintings from the Heeramaneck Collection
An online exhibition from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, includes 345 South Asian and Himalayan sculptures, paintings, and decorative objects.

PEM: Epic India
Paintings with an Indian theme by M.F. Husain, an online exhibition from The Peabody Essex Museum.

Art of India
View a small collection of images online from the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, includes Hindu and Buddhist sculpture and other objects from India, the Himalayas, and Southeast Asia.


NOVA: Lost Treasures of Tibet
View medieval paintings, find out how they were created, and learn the meaning behind Buddha imagery.

Art of India
Collection of resources compiled by Christopher L. C. E. Witcombe Professor of Art History Sweet Briar College, Virginia.

Wikipedia: Asian Art
Includes a brief introduction, links to more information about various types of Asian art, and a gallery of images.

Wikipedia: Indian Art
Includes information on folk and tribal art as well as contemporary art and more.

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