Message From the Director


Dear Friends,

Since joining the International Art Museum of America in January, 2013, I have met numerous delightful visitors who expressed their candid opinion about their “surprising” visit to IAMA. I have also had the great privilege of escorting individuals, small groups, and even large groups of over sixty guests through our gallery. They are international visitors as well as Bay Area residents of all ages representing all walks of life. Even though IAMA was a new museum of less than two years, last year IAMA served 14,731 visitors from February to December of 2013.
Some of the comments in the guest book remarked,
“Glad to have found this.”
“A nice addition to the City.”
“Very interesting and unexpected.”
“Loved it! Though not entirely international.”
“Love to know what your new vision is.”
“Very unexpected.”
“Great, mysterious.”
“Very interesting, great pieces of art.”
“Interesting building and atmosphere.”
“Bold & eclectic—many depths.”

Currently, IAMA houses works by world-class artists such as Maurice de Vlaminck, Evariste Carpentier, Charles Dorman Robinson, Qi Bai-Shi, Zhang Da-Qian and H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, who paints in 16 different styles.

As our staff members, Phaedra Restad and Noonay McGuire, wrote, “Many people have been curious about our retrospective exhibit of contemporary artist H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. This retrospective ranges from the traditionally influenced ink paintings and calligraphy, to the incredibly unique and modern. You can now enjoy a walk through of this gallery, using our newly released informational brochure about this artist’s many painting styles”.

The museum opens Tuesdays through Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and offers free admission for all of 2014. We cordially invite you, your family, friends, and colleagues to visit us in downtown San Francisco and experience an art collection that you will not see any where else in the world!

Best wishes!

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Loretta Huang, Ph.D.
Director of Museum Operations