Padmapani c1200s, Nepal
Our Asian galleries are spread over two floors. Within them are displayed some of the finest moments in art in the rich history of Asia.
The lower gallery is devoted to East Asian art from the collection – works from China, Korea and Japan – and includes a fully operational Japanese tea room.
The upper gallery is housed within a white glass pavilion, inspired by the floating lanterns found throughout Asia. It usually presents a selection of Southeast Asian art from the collection, including export ceramics and works inspired by the faiths of Asia.
The galleries are also home to a series of changing exhibitions.
- Soul of simplicity: seven centuries of Korean ceramics
- The connoisseur and the philanthropist: 30 years of the Sternberg Collection of Chinese Art
- Afghanistan: hidden treasures from the National Museum, Kabul
- Theatre of dreams, theatre of play: nō and kyōgen in Japan
Note: although this information is regularly updated, specific works on display may change without notice. Due to the nature of these special exhibitions, some parts of the galleries, such as the tea room, may not be accessible during those periods.