The third floor of the Museum’s North Wing showcases highlights from over 30,000 objects in the Arts of Global Asia collection.

The galleries are organized by region, featuring world-class examples of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Southeast Asian, Oceanic, and Tibetan art. The works on display include stone sculptures that range from small to monumental, metal works, works on paper, sculptures, ceramics, devotional objects, ceremonial objects, clothing, and adornments.

The centerpiece of the Asian galleries is the Tibetan Buddhist altar, created in 1988–91 by Tibetan artist Phuntsok Dorje in collaboration with a team of Tibetan consultants and scholars. This altar was consecrated in 1990 by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama.