SAN FRANCISCO, CA-- As announced in the San Francisco Chronicle, after 15 years of service at the Asian Art Museum--Chung Moon Lee Center in San Francisco, for Asian Art and Culture, Dr. JAY XU, The Barbara Bass Baker Director and CEO, informed them, at a press conference, that the members of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, are beginning the methodical process of his succession planning, which will culminate in 2025.
"I am honored to have had the museum through a period of unprecedented growth and transformation," said Dr. Xu. "So, as I prepare for the next chapter in my life, I want to take a moment to reflect on the museum's accomplishment and the exciting exhibitions that lie ahead.
Today, we are stronger than ever, with a transformed museum campus, a flourishing endowment, and an expanding community of art enthusiast excited about our innovative, inspiring museum experience. We have become a unique platform, showcasing exceptional Asian Art of the past alongside compelling voices from contemporary artists of Asian descent the world over with a special emphasis on the work of Asian American creators.
"It has been my honor to help tell this broader, richer and more inclusive story --not only of Asia, but also of the diverse America we live in -- to ensure the Asian Art Museum truly if for all. I am proud of the strides we have made in re-imagining what a museum of Asian Art, in America can offer where stories like those of under recognized San Francisco natives such as Carlos Villa and Bernice Bing can take their place alongside critically acclaimed artist from across the globe like Takashi Murakami, who is coming this fall. We have thrilled audiences with the incredible diversity of Asian cultures and art forms in so many unforgettable exhibitors: from Bali to Yoga, from Philippine art to Couture Korea; from blockbusters like China's Terracotta Warriors and team Lab: Continuity to our current hit. , Beyond Bollywood 2000 years of Dance in Art -- it has truly been an experience like nothing else.
Dr. Xu ended his press conference by thanking the press and the public for joining him into his 15 years old journey that included the opening ceremony of the Pavilion and team Lab.
"I am confident that the museum will continue to thrive under a new generation of leadership and I am excited to work closely with the museum's dual governing boards, the Asian Art Commission and the Asian Art Museum Foundation, as we plan for what comes next, including and international search for the next director. I know that the museum's future is bright and that it will continue to be the hub for creativity connection, inspiration, and delight that we have all come to value.