• Gallery
    Islamic Art
    Exquisite works of religious art produced by and for Islamic faithful across Asia, with a main focus on Southeast Asia, show how global notions of Islamic art were adapted across the region to create unique visual forms that reflect indigenous influences.
  • Gallery
    Christian Art
    As Christianity spread across Asia, new works of art were required to convey Christian stories, embellish churches, and motivate new converts.
  • Gallery
    Scholars Gallery

    For centuries, the scholar represented an ideal in Chinese culture. Great respect was accorded to individuals who could read classical texts, write and paint, play music, pursue academic studies, and demonstrate elegance and grace. Whether a civil servant, a successful merchant, or an overseas Chinese, learned individuals played a key role in Chinese culture.