Major support for the Asian Art Museum’s education programs and resources is provided by the Koret Foundation, the Estate of Dorothy J. Bakewell, Wells Fargo Foundation, and The Hearst Foundations, Inc. Additional support is provided by The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, The Charles D. and Frances K. Field Fund, Pacific Gas & Electric, The Sato Foundation, The Henri & Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation, Dodge & Cox, and The Joseph & Mercedes McMicking Foundation.The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe is organized by the Asian Art Museum. Presentation at the Asian Art Museum is made possible with the generous support of Helen and Rajnikant Desai, The Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Fund for Excellence in Exhibitions and Presentations, Martha Sam Hertelendy, Vijay and Ram Shriram, Society for Asian Art, and Meena Vashee. Media sponsor: India West. Tomb Treasures: New Discoveries from China’s Han Dynasty is organized by the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and the Nanjing Museum. Presentation is made possible with the generous support of The Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Fund for Excellence in Exhibitions and Presentations.
Bell set, unearthed from Tomb 1, Dayun Mountain, Xuyi, Jiangsu (detail). Western Han period (206 BCE–9 CE), 2nd century BCE. Bells: bronze; stands: lacquer and silver. Nanjing Museum. Photograph © Nanjing Museum. Guru Nanak talks with the Mughal emperor Babur, from a manuscript of the Janam Sakhi (Life Stories)(detail), approx. 1755–1770. India; probably Murshidabad, West Bengal state. Colors on paper. Asian Art Museum, Gift of the Kapany Collection, 1998.58.38. Photograph © Asian Art Museum.