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Heritage Museum of Asian Art Chicago (Est. 1914)


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218 W 26th St
Chicago, IL 60616
Map of Heritage Museum of Asian Art Chicago (Est. 1914), 218 W 26th St, Chicago

The Heritage Museum of Asian Art is a hidden gem located in the heart of Chicago's Chinatown. Founded in 2014, the museum showcases a wide range of art forms, spanning many cultures and time periods of Asia. The collection includes archaic and modern jades, Neolithic pottery, imperial porcelains, Chinese snuff bottles, scholar's objects, textiles, bronzes and more. Classical Chinese furniture also adorns the galleries.

The museum's intimate setting provides a unique opportunity to view and appreciate Asian art in a close and personal way. Visitors can wander through the galleries at their own pace, taking in the beauty and craftsmanship of the objects on display. The museum also offers a variety of educational programs, including lectures, workshops, and docent-led tours.

The Heritage Museum of Asian Art is a wonderful place to learn about and appreciate the rich cultural heritage of Asia. The museum's collection is both beautiful and informative, and the staff is knowledgeable and helpful. Whether you are a seasoned art aficionado or simply curious about Asian culture, the Heritage Museum of Asian Art is sure to have something to offer you.

The museum's Japanese art collection is a valuable resource for anyone interested in learning about Japanese art and culture.

• Woodblock prints: The museum has a large and diverse collection of Japanese woodblock prints, including works by ukiyo-e masters such as Hiroshige, Hokusai, and Utamaro.
• Netsuke: Netsuke are small carvings that were used to toggle inro (medicine cases). The museum's collection of netsuke includes works from all major schools of netsuke carving.
• Ceramics: The museum has a fine collection of Japanese ceramics, including tea bowls, vases, and plates. The collection spans from the early Heian period to the present day.
• Textiles: The museum's textile collection includes kimonos, obi (sashes), and furoshiki (wrapping cloths). The collection features a wide range of textiles from different periods and regions of Japan.
• Lacquerware: The museum has a collection of Japanese lacquerware, including bowls, boxes, and trays. The collection features works from both the Edo and Meiji periods.
• Paintings: The museum's collection of Japanese paintings includes works from a variety of genres, such as (sansuiga, landscape painting) and (jinbutsuga, figure painting).
• Metalwork: The museum's collection of Japanese metalwork includes swords, armor, and tea ceremony utensils.
• Sculpture: The museum's collection of Japanese sculpture includes Buddhist statues, masks, and netsuke.




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