The Asian Arts & Culture Center serves as a resource for the university, local, regional, and educational communities to explore the world’s cultural heritage through the arts and cultures of Asia. The Center’s programs and exhibitions provide access to and engagement with the arts and cultures of Asia. Through its work, the Center aspires to promote critical awareness of and inspire civic engagement toward preserving and developing the world’s cultural heritage.
The Asian Arts & Culture Center opened its doors in 1971 in the College of Fine Arts and Communication at Towson University when local business owner Frank Roberts bequeathed his collection of Chinese and Japanese ivory carvings to the university.
In 1995, a membership program was launched to help the center reach financial stability after it became a self-supporting entity within Towson University.
In 2005 we moved into the renovated Center for the Arts. Our new office and 1,500-square-foot gallery enjoy increased visibility and accessibility just off the main atrium of the building.
In 2007 the Advisory Board created the Gilbert A. Brungardt Endowment for the benefit of the Asian Arts & Culture Center to honor Dr. Brungardt for his dedication to the Asian Arts & Culture Center as a founding member and president of the Advisory Board for 10 years. The endowment provides stable funding to support and enhance the future of the center.
Today we continue to serve the university and the Baltimore-Washington communities through a range of experiences with Asian arts and culture.
Asian Arts & Culture Center
Center for the Arts, Room 2037 (map)
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.;
Saturday 1 - 4 p.m. (during exhibitions)