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Thu: 1 PM–8 PM
Fri–Mon: 10 AM–5 PM
Tue–Wed: Closed
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San Francisco, CA 94102

From Start to Finish

South Asian Galleries, West Asian Galleries

Did you know that we frequently change the works on view in our collection galleries? Artworks currently on view in the South Asian, Sikh, and West Asian galleries include manuscript pages from a North African Qur'an and from the Jain text Kalpasutra, portraits of rulers, and a rare Jewish wedding crown from India.

From Start to Finish, a lively selection of artworks in the South Asian, Sikh, and West Asian galleries, celebrates artistic creativity, the arts of the book, and storytelling. Unfinished drawings offer a peek into the artistic process, while finished works exemplify the many book-related formats and suggest how artists related narratives through visual means.

Also on view for the first time ever is a rare silver wedding crown from India’s long-established Jewish community. Its Hebrew inscription reads, “I will raise Jerusalem above my highest joy.”


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Image: Jewish wedding crown, 1850–1925. India; perhaps Mumbai. gilded silver with glass. Asian Art Museum, Acquisition made possible by the Elizabeth E. Bettelheim Family Foundation, 2015.69. Photograph © Asian Art Museum. 


Galleries 5, 6 & 7