Explore how trade routes inspired and influenced art over time and across the Asian continent. Linking Asia: Art, Trade, and Devotion will feature approximately 150 sculptures, ceramics, textiles, scrolls, and other multi-dimensional works from 20 countries that span 2,000 years.
Linking Asia is included with general admission, which is free for youth 18 and younger and for members.
How Much Time Will it Take?
We recommend allotting about an hour to see Linking Asia. There's more from the DAM's Asian art collection on view in Ganesha: The Playful Protector and Stampede: Animals in Art. Both are included with general admission.
Tours & Talks
Join a docent to get the inside scoop on the exhibition with daily 45-minute tours at 2 pm (beginning December 17). Included with admission.
School-group tours will be happening Monday-Friday in the mornings. For a quieter gallery experience, we recommend visiting weekday afternoons or Friday evenings when the museum is open late.
Learn more in the catalog with essays by Tianlong Jiao, Joseph de Heer Curator of Asian Art, and Sarah Magnatta, interpretive specialist. It's available in The Shop and online.
For this exhibition, our learning and engagement team has created three different “adventures” (Maker, Merchant, and Monk) that visitors can choose from. Each game has a unique path to follow and five different riddles to solve. Play a different game each time you visit! These games are available in English and Spanish.
Spanish-Language & Large Print
Exhibition text in Spanish and large-print is available for complimentary use in the gallery.
Photography for personal use is permitted, but guests are reminded to turn off the flash, ditch the tripod, and be conscious of their surrounding space.
To protect the art and for your own comfort, the DAM asks that you store bags and backpacks (including purses) exceeding 13” x 17” x 8” before you enter gallery spaces. Free lockers are available on level one and the lower level of the Hamilton Building for your convenience.