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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...

MuseoDelBarroco
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...

Abhidnya Ghuge
by Sara Kern

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...

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...