IAMA Volunteer – Sabrina Mih

Passersby out on the city streets often peek through the windows at IAMA’s indoor tropical environment. The curiously placed greenery invokes the intrigue of our many visitors. The museum has Sabrina Mih to… Continue reading

Museum News!

It has been a busy week so far at IAMA!  We have brought in more beautiful Yun sculptures into our gallery, including Pastel Adornment by Dr. Yu Hua Shouzhi Wang. We also now… Continue reading

History of the Iron Pen

When you see the Chinese art in the collection at IAMA, you will find many contemporary and ancient pieces were signed by use of stone seals. To Chinese scholars, the red stamps on… Continue reading

Museum News – Special Items

If you follow our Tumblr, Instagram, or have visited the museum, you know what kinds of fun, economically priced goodies we have at the IAMA gift shop. When I was told about two… Continue reading

The Curious Tale of Monk Ji Gong

One of the pieces in IAMA’s collection that I couldn’t help but to notice was H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III’s Ji Gong Huo Fo (Monk Jigong). In this painting depicts an old man… Continue reading

We’re now on Instagram!

If you have Instagram, please look for #iamasf

If it wasn’t for this meddling journalist… IAMA secrets revealed!

Click here to read the article that explains everything. Illuminati or Ewoks? I’ll never tell.

Cool Find: The History of Art in Gifs

Not too long ago, my idea of studying art was trying to find that certain page with the certain picture in one to two pound text books and taking notes. Sure I used… Continue reading

The Significance of Plum Blossoms

   When I first toured IAMA’s collection, I was not surprised to see paintings of tree blossoms as the subject which seems prevalent in Asian art. What did surprise me was the divergence… Continue reading

Please allow me to introduce myself…

Hello art people! I’m a new intern at the International Art Museum of America. As a recent graduate from the nearby Art Institute of California, San Francisco, I am privileged with the opportunity… Continue reading