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

Creative Currents: Celebrating AAPI Art and Collaboration

Get inspired by AAPI artists with a day of art encounters, family activities, and AAPI-themed programs, capped off by drinks on the Art Terrace. 

Reserve Tickets

In celebration of AAPI Heritage Month, reserve a Phoenix Kingdoms ticket for the price of a General Admission ticket. Apply promo code AAPI2024. Offer only valid for May 19.

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of AAPI Heritage Month with activities and programs for the whole family. Go behind the scenes of the striking, cosmos-inspired tile mural on the East West Bank Art Terrace with a screening of Luminous Ground: Ala Ebtekar and hear from the artist in person as Ebtekar joins local AAPI artists Dave Young Kim and Jenifer K Wofford in conversation. Kids and families can enjoy storytelling and a variety of hands-on art activities, while guests of all ages can learn more about AAPI artists and their work throughout the museum, including an AAPI-focused contemporary tour. 


2 PM: Artist talk with Ala Ebtekar, Dave Young Kim, and Jenifer K Wofford, moderated by Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art and Programs Naz Cuguoglu (includes screening of the short documentary Luminous Ground: Ala Ebtekar by Griff and Keelan Williams)
3:15 PM: AAPI-themed Contemporary Art Tour (limited capacity) 
3:15 PM: Art and Wine Pairings by Ebb & Flow (flights available for purchase)


11 AM: Phoenix Kingdoms: The Last Splendor of China’s Bronze Age  
2 PM: Collection  
3 PM: Phoenix Kingdoms: The Last Splendor of China’s Bronze Age 


For Kids and Families:   
All Day (10 AM–5 PM): A variety of art activities offered in Shriram Experiential Learning Center   
11 AM: Storytelling (pre-K) 
12–3 PM: Star tile activity on the Art Terrace inspired by Ala Ebtekar’s Luminous Ground (while supplies last) 
1 PM: Storytelling (all ages)  


Top image:

Luminous Ground (detail), 2018/2020, by Ala Ebtekar (American, b. 1978). Cyanotype on ceramic tiles exposed by sunlight. Commissioned by the Asian Art Museum, courtesy of the artist. Photograph © Asian Art Museum. 

Jakhodo Today (detail), 2023, by Dave Young Kim (American, b. 1979). Commissioned by the Asian Art Museum. Presentation is made possible with the generous support of Target. Photograph © Asian Art Museum. 

Fire Season (detail), 2021, by Jenifer K Wofford (b. US). Ink, acrylic, and spray paint on paper. Asian Art Museum, Museum purchase, Mortimer-Harvey Fund, 2022.99a-h. © Jenifer K Wofford. Photograph © Asian Art Museum. 

Organizers & Sponsors

Cultural Celebrations are made possible by Bank of America.

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