Current exhibitions

Matthias Beckmann: Teezusammenkunft (Tea Get-Together). From the series: Von Tee zu Tee. 2011, Pencil on paper, 29,7 x 21,0 cm

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Matthias Beckmann: From Tea to Tea

The ephemeral art of the Japanese 'Way of Tea' and the Museum für Asiatische Kunst itself lie at...
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Fan Qi, Landscape on the Yangzi, China, 2nd half 17th c., Handscroll, ink and pale washes on silk, 31 x 207 cm

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The mountains - not so near, yet not so far …
17th century landscape drawings from the Netherlands and China - a comparison

Chinese landscapes in ink-wash, European landscapes in oil: the differences seem enormous. But...
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Gabriele Heidecker: Pidurutalagala, 1979

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The Landscapes of Sri Lanka - 100 Years Later. Drawings by Gabriele Heidecker

In the next installment of the exhibition 'Landscapes of Sri Lanka' the Museum für Asiatische Kunst...
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God Shiva with His Family, North India, Kangra style, ca. 1800, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, 22.7 x 18 cm

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The Landscapes of India. Miniature Painting from the Mughal Era

The miniatures on display in this exhibition reveal the scope of the landscape tradition in Indian...
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Art from South, Southeast and Central Asian Art

The Collection of South, Southeast and Central Asian Art houses one of the most important...
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Art from East Asia

The Collection of East Asian Art presents a comprehensive exhibition embracing the broad spectrum...
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Upcoming exhibitions

Tapestry (chin. kesi) with lotus and phoenix design Early Ming dynasty, 14th/15th c.
100 x 120 cm

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Child Tears and Blossoms.
Chinese Pictures on Silk and Paper

The exhibition presents Chinese paintings and textiles from the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1912)...
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Past exhibitions

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God-like Humans, Human Gods
Painting the Figure in the 20th Century

The immense changes that took place in Chinese society over the course of the 20th century are also...
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Kaomise
Kabuki Theatre in Edo

Kabuki theatre has been the most popular indigenous theatre form in Japan since the late 17th...
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Imaizumi Imaemon XIV (geb. 1962)
Deckeldose mit Chintz-Blüten-Dekor in
Schneeflocken-Technik, Typ
Iro-Nabeshima, 2005

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Ceramic Cosmos Japan
The Crueger Collection

Japan's ceramic-making tradition ranks as one of the oldest and most multifaceted in the world....
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People and Gods
Figure Painting in China

Figure painting had already become the most important genre in Chinese painting by the time of the...
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Courtly Elegance and Military Might

With the rise of the military nobility (or samurai) under the leadership of a shogun, a new form of...
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New Pictures by Zeng Mi

An exhibition held in conjunction with Gertraud and Joachim Sommer, Munich After the last...
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Writing 93 Buddhas
Oliver Siebeck

Rudimentary sheets, sparsely typewritten in various rows, together form a graphic grid-like...
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Portraits from the Mughal Era
Part II

The Collection of South, South-East and Central Asian Art contains a significant collection of...
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Samuel Bourne and Colin Murray
Early Photography from Delhi, Agra and Rajasthan

Since 2007 one of the main thrusts of the Museum of Asian Art's exhibitions has been its focus on...
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Life in Edo

The decision by Tokugawa Ieyasu to move the military government's seat of power to Edo (today:...
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Ideal Landscapes
Aspects of Literary Painting in Japan

The landscape established itself as an important theme in East Asian painting as long ago as the...
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Painting by the Shanghai School

In the second half of the 19th century, the coastal city of Shanghai experienced a sudden economic...
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W.L.H. Skeen & Co
Arkadische Landschaft, Nuwara Eliya
ca. 1880

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Tropical Arcadia
Early Photography in Ceylon

The exhibition presents a selection of rare vintage prints from the end of the 19th century that...
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Dragon between Clouds
On the return to Berlin of a triptych by Kano Tan'yû after restoration in Japan

The centrepiece of the 'Dragon between Clouds' exhibition is formed by an important hanging scroll...
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Hymn of the Long Rainbow
Woodcuts from a Chinese art collective

In 1990 the Museum of Asian Art purchased a series of seven large-scale woodcuts entitled 'Hymn of...
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A Different Approach to the World: The Humboldt-Forum in the Berlin Palace
A first look at the lab

In this widely anticipated exhibition, the National Museums in Berlin, the Humboldt Universität zu...
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Cultural Exchange on the Northern Silk Road

The Asian Art Museum proudly presents a selection of objects from its famous Turfan Collection. The...
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Portraits from the Mughal era

The Collection of South, South-East and Central Asian Art contains a significant collection of...
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