During her career as a French teacher, Betty Meissner focused her attention on European history and culture. But in recent years, she wanted to gain a stronger sense of her Chinese heritage by learning more about the arts and cultures of Asia. More.
When you meet Asian Art Museum docent Peggy Mathers, her enthusiasm is contagious. It's no wonder all her friends want her to take them on private tours of the collection. More.
A native of Boise, Idaho, Greg Potts grew up with Asian art displayed at home, nurturing an interest that eventually led him, as an adult, to become a member of the Asian Art Museum. More.
Artist and museum member Gordon Holler's love affair with Asia began as a freshman at the University of Nebraska. Influenced by his art professors, Gordon discovered a passion for both Japanese art and Egyptian anthropology. More.
Raised in the Middle East, Cathy Moreland spent summers traveling throughout Asia. As an adult, she and her husband Howard lived in many cities throughout Asia due to Howard’s career as a chemical engineer for Chevron. More.
When Alice Lowe heard the new Brundage Collection was recruiting its first class of docents in 1965, she applied immediately, hoping to learn more about her own Chinese heritage. More.
After a 25-year career with big-name department stores, Macy's and Bullocks, little did Margaret Handelman suspect that one day she would launch the Asian Art Museum gift store. More.
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