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by Sara Kern

#Crow31Days | A Little Sunshine in the Secret Garden

You remember the book: Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden. Here is a delectable excerpt from the chapter “Ben Weatherstaff”: One of the strange things about living in the world is that it is only now and then one is quite sure one is going to live forever and ever and ever. One knows it […] Keep Reading...

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by Sara Kern

#Crow31Days | Education Intern Guest Blog

Sophie is our new summer intern in the Education Department from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.  She enjoys art, anime, & martial arts and has carefully curated a day in Carrollton Town Center for you all!   During the weekend you will almost always find me at Carrollton Town […] Keep Reading...

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by Sara Kern

#Crow31Days | Trans.lation Vickery Meadow Q&A

Trans.lation is an arts and cultural platform in the refugee neighborhood of Vickery Meadow that supports international culture and local economies.  Carol Zou, the director of Trans.lation, answered a few questions about how the platform got started and their new project by artist, Rooha Haghar, entitled Humans of Vickery Meadow.   Q: What is Trans.lation Vickery […] Keep Reading...

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by Sara Kern

#Crow31Days | 365 Days of Exhibitions: How We Choose

When the Crow Collection opened our doors in 1998, the permanent collection was displayed with some attention to permanence with each gallery assigned to represent a geographical region of the collection (Japan, China, India, and Southeast Asia). The Mezzanine Level was a place for rotations of the permanent collection. Things were different then — we […] Keep Reading...

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by Sara Kern

#Crow31Days | Dallas Museum of Art Guest Blog

It took noted art collector Edmund de Unger over five decades to comprise one of the world’s most geographically and historically comprehensive collections of Islamic art. On April 18, the DMA opened the Collection’s new gallery to showcase these remarkable treasures in the largest public presentation in the Collection’s history. The Keir Collection of Islamic […] Keep Reading...

Stupa, China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), 19th century. Nephrite, turquoise, amethyst, glass, ivory, hardstone; enameled and gilt bronze base. 29 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. Crow Collection of Asian Art, 1986.12.
by Sara Kern

Picturing Buddhist Belief and Worship | A Jade Stupa Reliquary

In ancient India, a stupa is a mound-like or hemispherical tomb. After the parinirvana of Sakyamuni Buddha, his body was cremated and the remains or relics were divided and buried under eight stupas with two extra stupas encasing the urn and the embers. After that, Asian Buddhists began building numerous stupas with multiple materials such […] Keep Reading...

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by Sara Kern

#Crow31Days | Week One Reflections

Bhagavad Gita, solidly one of India’s greatest gifts to the world. A tome of prose, moral lessons and journey written between the sixth and fifth centuries before the common era. This week the Dallas Opera presented Arjuna’s Dilemma: a capture of the struggle of conscience and consciousness between Arjuna and Krishna, beloved Hindu cowherd. This […] Keep Reading...

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by Sara Kern

#Crow31Days | Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

This May, in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, I will be telling stories: stories of the amazing people and experiences I have come to know through my work as the Executive Director of the Crow Collection of Asian Art. Our community is a vibrant landscape for learning about Asia through culture and art […] Keep Reading...

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by Amy Lewis Hofland

The Fierce Urgency of Now

It’s evening in Mexico City, and I am on a mission.  Since my first visit, I’ve had many happy returns to Mexico. I’ve cherished the friendships with our board members from Mexico and the treasured friends I’ve come to love along the way. I am the Director of an Asian Art Museum so you may […] Keep Reading...

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by Hilary Arai

Thoughts from the Lotus Shop | Get Incensed

In Japan, the traditional art of appreciating incense is called kōdō Keep Reading...