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by Dr. Jacqueline Chao

An Interview with Sopheap Pich

Phnom Penh-based artist Sopheap Pich (b. 1971) is recognized today as Cambodia’s most internationally prominent contemporary artist in the global art world. He is known for working with local materials such as bamboo, rattan, burlap from rice bags, beeswax, and earth pigments gathered from around Cambodia and for creating sculptures that are inspired by bodily […] Keep Reading...

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by Sara Kern

What is Otsukimi?

  The Japanese Otsukimi Festival, literally meaning “moon-viewing”, celebrates the Harvest Moon that typically falls on the 5th day of the eighth month of the traditional Japanese calendar. In 2017, Otsukimi falls on Wednesday, October 4th. It is said that the Otsukimi moon-viewing custom was first introduced to Japan by China, during the Heian period. […] Keep Reading...

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by Sara Kern

#Crow31Days | We Know You’ve Got Soul

I heard it before I understood it: a pulsing. It was familiar. Blood rushing. A heartbeat. A womb.  Something begins, but it is distant–and sounds fade like fog on a warm lake. I am standing in the Samurai Gallery of the Crow Collection of Asian Art. I am part of a sound installation; We Know You’ve […] Keep Reading...

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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...