Explore the question, "What is Asia?" and peek behind-the-scenes at the Asian Art Museum.

“Asia” is a term invented by the Greeks and Romans and developed by Western geographers. Culturally, no “Asia” exists, and the peoples who inhabit “Asia” often have little in common with each other. Recognizing the diversity of the huge area conventionally designated “Asia,” the Asian Art Museum has arranged its collections into seven general groupings.