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Lidded box
China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), 18th-19th century
Carved cinnabar lacquer over wood base
2.5 x 6.25 ins
Crow Collection of Asian Art, 1982.16
by Dr. Jacqueline Chao

The Art of Lacquer

The Art of Lacquer introduces lacquerware objects from the museum’s collections to showcase one of the most enduring and distinctive forms of craftsmanship in the world. Made from hardened tree sap, the process and techniques used to create lacquer objects are lengthy and at times precarious. Raw, liquid lacquer is extracted from lacquer trees (Toxicodendron vernicifluum, […] Keep Reading...

Jade Mountain
China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), 19th century
Jade (nephrite)
12.5 x 4 x 8 in.
Crow Collection of Asian Art, 1987.17
by Dr. Jacqueline Chao

Immortal Landscapes: Jade from the Collection

Mountains lie at the heart of Chinese culture and art. A bridge between the human and transcendental realms, they have provided an enduring source of inspiration for poets, scholars, and artists, and continue to remain an important theme within China’s various artistic traditions. The idea of the scholar-official or monk retreating into the mountains into […] Keep Reading...

Stele with Varaha
North India
Pala period (c. 730-1197), c. 11th century
Stone, likely phyllite or schist
28 x 8.5 x 24 inches
Crow Collection of Asian Art, 1982.52
by Dr. Jacqueline Chao

Avatars and Incarnations: Buddhist and Hindu Art from the Collection

Avatars and Incarnations explores the concept of divine avatars in Hindu and Buddhist art represented in the museum’s collection. In Hinduism and Buddhism, the concept of an avatar refers to the incarnation or physical manifestation of a deity, spirit, or abstract quality in human or animal form. Each avatar is meant to counteract a particular […] Keep Reading...

Covered jar with faceted sides
Joseon period (1392-1912), 19th century
Stoneware with iron brown glaze
by Daniela Cruz

Earthly Splendor: Korean Ceramics from the Collection

The museum’s Korean art collection consists of works ranging from stone sculptures to a small selection of paintings, furniture, chests, boxes, bronze mirrors, and other examples of decorative art. The majority, however, are ceramics. Of these ceramics, we are fortunate to have a rich variety of stoneware from the early Three Kingdoms period (57 BCE-935 […] Keep Reading...

Ming Wong, Still from After Chinatown, 2012. Custom designed TV set & video, 7:09 min. Image is courtesy the artist, Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou and carlier I gebauer, Berlin.
by Dr. Jacqueline Chao

Invisible Cities

The Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas Contemporary, and the Moving Image Archive for Contemporary Art: MIACA (Hong Kong), are pleased to announce to co-organize Invisible Cities, an exhibition and screening series that showcases more than twenty contemporary video works by renowned and emerging artists from China, Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, […] Keep Reading...

by Dr. Jacqueline Chao

We Know You’ve Got Soul

ARTIST STATEMENT Inspired by the Sacred Scriptures and the many myths and legends about the journey of the Soul, music composer Henri Scars Struck creates for SOLUNA and the Crow Collection of Asian Art, a multi-room sonic experience that takes you from this life and its gravity on Earth and beyond, till the Soul finds […] Keep Reading...

WEB_Utagawa Kunitsugu 1800 – 1861
by Daniela Cruz

Styled with Poise: Figures in Japanese Paintings and Prints

Woodblock prints were produced by a collaborative process between a publisher, artist, woodcutter, and printer during the Edo period and into the Meiji era (1868-1912). Regal courtiers, lively townspeople, tragic heroines, and virtuous deities, are presented in exquisite form in this exhibition featuring figures in Japanese art. Styled with Poise: Figures in Japanese Paintings and Prints […] Keep Reading...

by Daniela Cruz

Hidden Nature:  Sopheap Pich

The Crow Collection of Asian Art is pleased to announce the presentation of a solo exhibition of the work of Sopheap Pich, recognized today as Cambodia’s most internationally prominent contemporary artist. This exhibition features his large-scale sculpture, Rang Phnom Flower (2015), his most ambitious single-form sculpture to date. Twenty-five feet in length, its complex construction is […] Keep Reading...

by Daniela Cruz

Sculpting Nature: Jade from the Collection

The permanent collection of the Crow Collection of Asian Art is comprised of a large number of various types of jade objects from the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). This outstanding collection of later-period jades is among the finest of its kind in the United States. Shining a spotlight on this strength of the museum’s collection, the […] Keep Reading...

Seated Vairocana Buddha
Ca. 15th-16th century
Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
Gilt bronze
Crow Collection of Asian Art, 1976.3
by Daniela Cruz

Visualizing Afterlife, Paradise, and Earthly Spheres in Chinese Art

This exhibition showcases three themes found among works of art in the museum’s permanent collection: archaeological finds mainly from ancient tombs, Buddhist sculptures from temples, and works of art reflecting the aesthetic tastes of scholars and the imperial courts of the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. Archaeology in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries has […] Keep Reading...