A new exhibition is expected to be coming our way at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. And it would involve its upcoming anniversary.
The museum announced that on Monday March 31st, its director Dr. Jay Xu was welcomed to the National Palace Museum of Taipei, by its director Ms. Fung Ming-Chu. It was there that a memorandum of understanding was signed, officially acknowledging the museum’s collaborative efforts in developing an exhibition, which will feature Chinese artworks selected from the Palace. The Asian Art Museum is scheduling the proposed exhibition to be presented in 2016, the same year the anniversary of its 1966 founding in San Francisco. There could also be two additional stops in North America, but that has yet to be finalized. A finalization of details could come at a later date.
In return for the exhibition from the National Palace Museum, there are also plans in developing an exhibition from the Asian Art Museum’s acclaimed collection, which could be presented in the Southern Branch of the National Museum in 2017. The signing of the memorandum was joined by Chang Chin-e, deputy of mayor of Taipei, and Ryan J. Roberts, director of the American Center and Cultural Affairs Office of the American Institute in Taiwan. Dr. Xu and Ms. Fung was also joined by Mrs. Edwin M. Lee, who attended on behalf of the mayor of San Francisco.
The proposed exhibition is just one of the keys to the Asian Art Museum’s strong relationship with the National Palace Museum. Another would include an exhibition in 1996 titled Splendors of Imperial China, Treasures from the National Palace Museum, Taipei.