The holidays are upon us and that means one thing — many hours spent braving the timeless monotony of airport terminals. But for those of you flying through San Francisco International Airport this season, we’ve got a special treat for your weary eyes. You see, there is a little project that we’ve been working on behind-the-scenes.
Beginning the week of Christmas, the San Francisco Airport Museums (yes, the airport has a fully-accredited museum) will host The Resplendent Stone: Chinese Jades from the 18th-20th Centuries. Drawn from the Asian Art Museum’s extensive jade collection, this is the first of several exhibitions to be produced by the San Francisco Airport Museums with loans from the Asian Art Museum.
Many of these jades will be familiar to long-time museum visitors — a number of them were featured in our 2007 exhibition Later Chinese Jades: Ming Dynasty to the Early Twentieth Century. At the airport, these works will now have a chance to bring delight to viewers who might not of had a chance to experience them at the Asian.
The Resplendent Stone will be on view until June 7, 2010 on the south side of the international terminal.
Once you’ve had your share of jade, be sure to check out a few of the nearly twenty other exhibitions that can be found throughout the airport. This winter they’ll have shows on everything from vintage pinball machines to ancient Mediterranean pottery to miniature airplanes. It might be just so fascinating, you’ll think—what flight?
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