“This transformation lets us share our world-famous collection in dynamic new ways and with more people than ever before. Expanded spaces for special exhibitions and public education will allow visitors to meaningfully explore historic artistic practices alongside cutting-edge contemporary installations in what will be the premier venue for experiencing the richness of Asian art and culture.” — Dr. Jay Xu, director and CEO, Asian Art Museum


For All, the Campaign for the Asian Art Museum, is a five-year, $90 million campaign for transforming the museum. The campaign supports the museum’s vision of making Asian art and culture essential to everyone by investing strategically in the growth of our facility, budget and endowment.

We invite you to join a diverse group of campaign donors from across the Bay Area and around the globe in supporting the For All campaign. Be a part of transforming the Asian Art Museum and the lives of all who visit today, tomorrow and for generations to come.

This transformation will increase the scale and scope of the museum’s impact through:

  • The new Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Pavilion and East West Bank Art Terrace, allowing for more frequent, larger-scale, and complex displays of art
  • Fresh, multilayered presentations of the beloved collection masterpieces
  • Dedicated spaces and immersive platforms for exploring contemporary art
  • Innovative digital tools for deepening encounters with art from past to present

Click here to learn more about the progress of our transformation project.

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This is a momentous time in the museum’s history: the museum is in the midst of a once-in-a-generation transformation that will enrich the visitor experience and truly cement the institution as the foremost destination for Asian art. We invite you to join For All, the Campaign for the Asian Art Museum, and be a part of history.

Support for the For All Campaign will not only make this latest expansion possible but will ensure the success of the museum for years to come. Your gift will allow future generations to discover and explore Asian art. Help the museum continue to fulfill its mission by making a fully tax-deductible donation online.

Other ways to contribute to the museum’s future:

To learn more about making a leadership gift to For All, the Campaign for the Asian Art Museum, please contact Nancy Sackson, chief philanthropy officer, at nsackson@asianart.org.

Preview the Transformation


Richard and Fukan Yen

Fukan and Richard Yen

Fukan and Richard Yen

Richard and Fukan Yen believe in the importance of world-class art experiences. They have a deep interest in Chinese culture, from literature and antiques to music and art. When Richard retired in 1990, the Yens moved to the Bay Area. They became members of the Asian Art Museum and Richard attended docent-training classes. When they heard last year about the museum’s plan to expand, they knew that they wanted to play a larger role. “We could see that the museum needed more space for special exhibitions and we wanted to help make that a reality,” says Richard.

The Yens’ leadership gift of $1 million to For All, the Campaign for the Asian Art Museum will have a major impact on the ways visitors encounter the artistic achievements of Asia. “We have had the opportunity to visit great museums in China, and we want to give similar experiences to people in the Bay Area.”

Kumar Malavalli
and the Malavalli Family Foundation

Kumar Malavalli

Kumar Malavalli

A leader of the Bay Area Indian American community, Kumar Malavalli first became involved with the Asian Art Museum in 2011 as gala chair for
Maharaja: The Splendor of India’s Royal Courts. “I was looking for an opportunity to promote South Asian art and culture, not only to the younger generation of Americans of South Asian descent, but to Americans of all backgrounds,” he says. He was delighted by the success of the Maharaja exhibition, as well as that of Yoga: The Art of Transformation two years later.

“We are honored to be able to support the transformation of the Asian Art Museum, which has the power to change lives,” Malavalli says.

Kathleen Slobin
Asian Art Museum member and storyteller

Kathleen Slobin

Kathleen Slobin


“When I heard about the For All Campaign, I knew that I wanted to be a part of expanding the museum and its programs. Given my work with children through the storytelling program, I am most excited about the expansion of space for education programs for both children and adults. We wanted to support the campaign because we see the museum as a place for learning about other traditions, for rich visual experiences, and for deep value-centered reflection. As a sociologist, I especially cherish the importance of the museum’s capacity to bring so many people together as community.”


Chong-Moon Lee Center for
Asian Art & Culture
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

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