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Year of the Rooster - 2017
by Hilary Arai

Thoughts from the Lotus Shop | Year of the Fire Rooster

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to let go of the tricky Year of the Keep Reading...

Students in the Teen Workshop
by Education

The Rundown|Abhidnya Ghuge Workshops

In November 2016, the Crow Collection of Asian Art held a series Keep Reading...

by Hilary Arai

Thoughts from the Lotus Shop | A Boatload of Stocking Stuffers

Christmas traditions are very different throughout Keep Reading...

by Hilary Arai

Thoughts from the Lotus Shop | 7 Things in the Lotus Shop You Didn’t Know You Needed

We have Keep Reading...

Abhidnya Ghuge
by Dr. Jacqueline Chao

Taking Flight: An Interview with Abhidnya Ghuge

Abhidnya “Abhi” Ghuge’s Flight of the Canyon is a site-responsive installation created with thousands of woodblock-printed paper plates inspired by Indian henna designs and organic patterns found in nature. Born in India and trained as a dermatologist, Abhi is a multidisciplinary installation artist whose work explores issues of power, value, and the fragility of human […] Keep Reading...

by Hilary Arai

Thoughts from the Lotus Shop | Energy in Objects

Without getting Keep Reading...

Pair of Stone Vases. China, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), 16th–17th century. White marble. 115 inches tall each.
Crow Collection of Asian Art, 1984.30
by Dr. Qing Chang

Compassion, Reverence, and Filial Piety: A Pair of Stone Vases

Making offerings is an important step in the worshiping of ancestors in Chinese history; it is an act that reflects people’s belief of afterlife and ancestors’ protection of offspring. The Crow Collection’s Pair of Stone Vases, previously called “Stone Columns,” are examples of two of the Five Stone Offerings often installed in front of a […] Keep Reading...

by Daniela Cruz

Three Dallas Exhibitions Showcase Early Global Trade

Fall marks an exciting time Keep Reading...

Meneki Neko and Daruma.  Functions as a coin bank. 
5 3/4 in.
by Amanda Sawyer


When museums receive new objects as a donation or bequest, multiple questions need to be answered before anything can be added to the permanent collection.  How does the object fit within the museum’s mission? Does the museum have the resources to properly care for it? Are there similar objects already in the collection? How  may […] Keep Reading...

Japanese iron teapots: blue $78, green $78, red $85, card $3.50,
Wood tray $98
by Hilary Arai

Thoughts from the Lotus Shop | Make Tea Not War

I always chuckle when I see the card Keep Reading...