Museum Hours
Thu: 1 PM–8 PM
Fri–Mon: 10 AM–5 PM
Tue–Wed: Closed
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Talks and Lectures

Artist Lam Tung Pang and Poet Forrest Gander in Conversation

In person at the museum.


An acclaimed artist and writer discuss their first collaboration, inspired by a monumental work now on view in Lee Gallery.

Buy Tickets

Celebrated multimedia artist Lam Tung Pang (Chinese, b. 1978, active Hong Kong and Vancouver) will appear in conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Forrest Gander to commemorate the release of their artist book Past Continuous Tense, the Asian Art Museum’s inaugural collaboration with San Francisco’s historic Arion Press. This limited-edition, hand-printed publication includes imagery from Lam’s monumental, gallery-spanning installation of the same name, currently on view at the museum, paired with a specially commissioned poem by Gander inspired by Lam’s artwork. Join us for a stimulating discussion about the role of craft, memory, landscape, and innovation in literature and the arts, moderated by Head of Contemporary Art and Senior Associate Curator Abby Chen.

Organizers & Sponsors

Past Continuous Tense is organized by the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Sustained support generously provided by the Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Endowment Fund for Exhibitions and the Kao/Williams Contemporary Art Exhibitions Fund.

The Arion Artist Talks are a series of public events made possible by the generous support of Agnes Gund.

The Practice Institute is an initiative of the Asian Art Museum supported by Xin Liu, Amanda Minami and the Chao Minami Family Fund, Jack and Susy Wadsworth, and Ruth and Ken Wilcox.

More to Explore