Published Aug 22 2016, by

Upcoming Exhibition: The Story of Talavera

Title: Pitcher (Jarra) with Chinese double curved handles
Culture/Country: Puebla de los Angeles
Period: 17th century 
Medium: Earthenware 
Collection Title: Museo Franz Mayer Photograph: Michael Calderwood
Courtesy of the Archives of Farzaneh Pirouz

Title: Pitcher (Jarra) with Chinese double curved handles
Culture/Country: Puebla de los Angeles
Period: 17th century
Medium: Earthenware
Collection Title: Museo Franz Mayer
Photograph: Michael Calderwood
Courtesy of the Archives of Farzaneh Pirouz

Today’s Crow Collection of Asian Art is the Asian art museum of Dallas, with a focus on highlighting the material, aesthetic, and intellectual achievements of Asian arts and culture through our exhibitions and educational programming. We also seek to serve as a bridge for understanding connections between Asia and the United States, and where diverse cultures join and have connected throughout history. Therefore, it is with great delight that we announce a ground-breaking exhibition, an extraordinary celebratory gala, and a once-in-a-lifetime street festival that will explore an exciting cultural connection particularly relevant in today’s world and in our city.

 

Title: Bottle (Botella) with the face of a person
Culture/Country: Puebla de los Angeles
Period: 17th century
Medium: Earthenware
Collection Title: Museo Franz Mayer
Photograph: Michael Calderwood
Courtesy of the Archives of Farzaneh Pirouz

We are pleased to announce the world premiere exhibition, Clay Between Two Seas: From the Abbasid Court to Puebla de los Angeles, presented in partnership with The Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas, TX. It tells the story of Talavera, a uniquely Mexican ceramic art form influenced by the beauty of early Chinese ceramic shapes and design, and the development of Iraqi tin-glazing technology.  Spanning eleven centuries and three continents, an exhibition of excavations, shipwrecks, maps, and a selection of historical and contemporary ceramics will be introduced for the first time to the city of Dallas.

Spanning eleven centuries and three continents, an exhibition of excavations, shipwrecks, maps, and a selection of historical and contemporary ceramics will be introduced for the first time in the city of Dallas.

To bring this rich and multidimensional story to Dallas, the Crow Collection has partnered with the Franz Mayer Museum in Mexico City and the impressive new Baroque International Museum in Puebla, Mexico. This exhibition will inhabit three galleries of our museum and feature multiple days of celebration. To recognize this major milestone, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price joined Crow Collection representatives in Mexico City this June to announce the exhibition and related events to the international community.

Our partners for the gala on Saturday, September 17 and the street festival on Sunday, September 18 are the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe and the Dallas Arts District. Clara Borja Hinojosa, the founder of the Mexico Institute of Dallas, and her daughter Martha Hinojosa Borja, marketing director of Galleria Dallas, will co-chair the event, titled From Clay to Talavera: An Encounter of Cultures. Victor Almeida, the Mexico-based CEO of Interceramic, Inc. will serve as Honorary Chair.

Please join us in supporting the Crow Collection of Asian Art, and From Clay to Talavera: An Encounter of Cultures. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities and/or tickets to the gala, please contact Deputy Director of the Crow Collection of Asian Art Stacie Adams at sadams@crowcollection.org.