Organized in conjunction with the traveling exhibition Carlos Villa: Worlds in Collision, this installation showcases works from across the Museum’s Asian art collection.

Filipino American artist Carlos Villa (1936-2013) was inspired by works of art from non-Western cultures, like those on view in this gallery, that shared a colonial history with the Philippines.


Unrecorded artist, Raincoat, undated. Phillipines. Coconut fiber. Purchase 1921 | 21.2056 Photo by Richard Goodbody  

Unrecorded artist, Dance paddle, early 20th century. Trobriand Islands, New Guinea, Wood and paint; 28 × 103⁄4 in. Purchase 1924 | 24.661 Collection of The Newark Museum of Art

Unrecorded artist, Memorial Board, early 20th century. New Ireland, Bismarck. Archipelago, Papua New Guinea. Wood, shell. Purchase 1924 | 24.707 Photo by Richard Goodbody 

Unrecorded Hawaiian artist, Cape, 1875‑1899 Hawaii Bark, cotton, tapa cloth, 18 x 12 in. (45.7 x 30.5 cm) Purchase 1919 | 19.18 Collection of The Newark Museum of Art

Carlos Villa: Worlds in Collision was organized by the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and San Francisco Art Institute, where it will be on view June 17, 2022 – October 29, 2022.