The Asian Art collection of the Tucson Museum of Art is defined by works created throughout Asia, and includes objects from present-day China, Japan, India, Iran, Korea, Nepal, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, and Syria. It encompasses major art forms dating from ancient times through the 20th century, which contains ceramics, carvings, textiles, works on paper, and decorative and ritual objects.
The Anne Y. Snodgrass Gallery features selections from the Asian Art collection. Currently on view are items from China, Japan, and Korea, ranging from 2200 BCE to the mid-1900s which demonstrates artistic diversity closely tied to religion, government, and trade. The objects tell numerous histories of people from Asia through distinct styles and symbols that emerged over the centuries, and ultimately influenced many other forms of art throughout the world.