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Close-up of a Chinese handscroll with gathering of three scholars and three younger attendants in a garden

Friends of Asian Art

The Friends of Asian Art brings together individuals from around the world who have a serious interest in the arts of China, Japan, Korea, South and Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas in order to support the acquisitions and activities of the Department of Asian Art and to foster a wider appreciation and understanding of Asian cultures. The Friends enjoy scholarly programs throughout the year, including curatorial seminars, exhibition viewings, guest talks, and close examination of artworks and techniques represented in the Asian Art collection. Acquisitions purchased with the support of Friends of Asian Art funds are presented at the Friends annual meeting and dinner.

Annual Dues: $10,000 (a portion of dues is tax-deductible)

Under-Forty Annual Dues: $5,000 (a portion of dues is tax-deductible) 

For information regarding the Friends of Asian Art, please contact Inae Rurup, Assistant Manager for Friends of Asian Art at 212 570 3836 or

Highlights of Past Events

Above: After Xie Huan (Chinese, 1377–1452). Elegant Gathering in the Apricot Garden (detail), ca. 1437. China, Ming dynasty (1368–1644). Handscroll; ink and color on silk; 14 5/8 x 95 3/4 in. (37.1 x 243.2 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, The Dillon Fund Gift, 1989 (1989.141.3)