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

Phoenix Kingdoms Public Opening

Be among the first to explore the mysteries of two ancient, phoenix-worshipping cultures and enjoy dance performances, Hanfu costumes, and family activities.

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Join us for a celebration worthy of the flamboyant Zeng and Chu cultures, whose luxuriously decorated artworks make their United States debut in Phoenix Kingdoms. Dancers from the Xiaopei Chinese Dance school and NorCal Hanfu Association performers in period costume set the stage for a dynamic encounter with revelations from China’s ancient past.

The exhibition opens at 12 p.m.; early birds can visit the Shriram Experiential Learning Center for all-ages art activities or stop by the Citywide Youth Arts Festival in Bowes Court. The Cha May Ching Boutique and Asian Box will be open for shopping and dining all day.

Opening Ceremony Schedule:
10 AM: Formal Opening Remarks (Bogart Court)
10:25 AM: Ribbon-cutting  Ceremony (Bogart Court)
10:45 AM: Xiaopei Chinese Dance Performance (Bogart Court)  
12 PM: Phoenix Kingdoms Opens (Yang Yamazaki Pavilion) 

10 AM–2 PM: Hanfu entertainers wearing Chu- and Qin-style costumes (Bogart Court and Pavilion)

11 AM: Collection Galleries (Meet at membership desk)
2 PM: Phoenix Kingdoms (Meet at exhibition entrance)

All Day (10 AM–5 PM):
Into View: New Voices, New Stories (Hambrecht Gallery)
SFUSD Arts 2024 Citywide Youth Arts Festival (Bowes Court)
Family-friendly Activities (Shriram Experiential Learning Center)
Shopping (Cha May Ching Museum Boutique) 
Dining (Asian Box)

Organizers & Sponsors

Phoenix Kingdoms: The Last Splendor of China’s Bronze Age is organized by the Asian Art Museum and the Hubei Provincial Museum. The lead sponsor of the exhibition is Fred Eychaner. Presentation is made possible with the generous support of American Friends of the Shanghai Museum, Monica Yeung Arima and Adrian Arima, the Bei Shan Tang Foundation, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen, Harry and Sandra Cheung, Patty S. Chu and Colbert T. Dare, the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund, Marielle Ednalino and Ken Lamb, Kristine Johnson and Tim Dattels, the Kuo Family, and Tania and Michael Stepanian. Additional support is provided by Winnie and Michael Feng, Virginia and Timothy Foo, Buck Gee and Mary Hackenbracht, Angela and Gwong-Yih Lee, the Blakemore Foundation, the Tan Family Education Foundation, and an anonymous donor.


Sustained support is generously provided by the following endowed funds: Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Endowment Fund for Exhibitions, John and Sherry Chen Endowed Fund, Arlene Schnitzer Endowed Fund, and James M. Gerstley Fund for International Exhibitions.


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