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

Guru Rinpoche, der Kostbare Lehrer, 
Detail aus dem Berliner Thangka-Set
Südliches Tibet oder Grenzregionen zwischen Tibet, Bhutan und Indien
Ende 17./ Erstes Drittel 18. Jahrhundert

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The Eight Manifestations of the Precious Teacher - Padmasambhava in Art and Ritual in the Himalayas

Presented in cooperation with the Ethnologisches Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, and the...
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World in Miniature: Dialogue between Zhang Hong (1577-ca. 1652) and Michael Lee (1972- )

Gallery of Chinese PaintingThe installation 'World in Miniature' presents works on the theme of the...
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Qi Baishi (1864-1957)
Seasons of an Artist

Current display in the Gallery of Modern Chinese PaintingQi Baishi was one of the most important...
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Landscapes of Sri Lanka - Early Photography in Ceylon

From the mid-19th century on, Ceylon, now known as Sri Lanka, was an exotic destination that many a...
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Ikeda Iwao: Bamboo and Lacquer

The first solo exhibition in Europe dedicated to Japanese artist Ikeda Iwao presents his new works...
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Jiang Eshi (1913-1972), 'Misty Forest and Yellow Leaves', 1963, formerly in the Mochan Shanzhuang Collection, acquired with support from the Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin

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Jiang Eshi (1913-1972): A Wanderer between Worlds

Jiang Eshi is one of those Chinese artists of the 20th century who are significantly better known...
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Wang Jian: Autumn Mountains in the style of Huang Gongwang (1269-1354), Qing-Dynasty, dated 1666, formerly in the Mochan Shanzhuang Collection

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The Rebirth of the Canon:
The Art of the Copy in Chinese Painting and Calligraphy

Within any particular art-form, the canon is the collection of works which are generally recognized...
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Nô costume with snow-laden bamboo pattern, Japan, Edo period, 18th century, MCH-Stiftung, Sammlung Hammonds

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Passions of an Elegant Lady
Asian Fabrics from the Hammonds Collection

This exhibition showcases objects from the MCH Foundation's Hammonds Collection of Asian fabrics,...
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Ogata Gekkô: Weaver (from the series) Compendium of Customs and Habits of Women, publisher: Sasaki Toyoji, Meiji era, 1892

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Textile Fashions in Japanese Woodcuts

Traditional textile fashions in Japan simultaneously embody aesthetic concepts and the social...
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Large tray with depiction of the Eight Daoistic Immortals, late 15th or 16th century

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...immersed in lacquer
A German private collection of Chinese lacquerware

"...immersed in lacquer. A German private collection of Chinese lacquerware" is an impressive...
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Breathing New Life into Old Forms
The acquisition of contemporary paintings in East Berlin

In East Berlin in 1952, the foundation of a new museum dedicated to East Asian art posed quite a...
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Elegant Gifts
Social Networking through Chinese Painting and Calligraphy

Chinese literati, painters and calligraphers have always presented their essays, poems, and...
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Following in the Footsteps of Grünwedel
Research on the restoration of Central Asiatic wall paintings as part of the KUR programme

The National Museums in Berlin owns the most important collection of artworks from Central Asia in...
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