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Iwasaki Tsuneo (1917-2002) DNA Ink and color on paper Collection of Dr. Paula Arai
Courtesy of Dr. Paula Arai
by Daniela Cruz

Wisdom of Compassion: The Art and Science of Iwasaki Tsuneo (1917-2002)

Japanese artist and scientist Iwasaki Tsuneo painted as an act of devotion (Iwasaki is his family name, followed by his given name, Tsuneo, according to Japanese custom). Deftly interlacing his fluency in the languages of Buddhism, science, and art, Iwasaki portrays resonances he discovered between scientific and Buddhist views of reality to convey that all […] Keep Reading...

by Daniela Cruz

Landscape Relativities: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney

The collaborative works of painter Arnold Chang (Zhang Hong; b. 1954) and photographer Michael Cherney (Qiu Mai; b. 1969) stretch and play with the relationship between the two media of painting and photography and the history and principles of Chinese ink painting. As a New Yorker living in China (Cherney) and as a Chinese-American living […] Keep Reading...

by Daniela Cruz

Community Mural: Artist Workshops with Javier Espinosa Mómox

In September 2016, the Crow Collection of Asian Art’s Education Department hosted Uriarte Talavera artist Javier Espinosa Mómox in Dallas for a weeklong residency in conjunction with the exhibition Clay Between Two Seas (on view through February 12, 2017). In Dallas, Espinosa Mómox offered a series of workshops that explored the history of Talavera ceramics […] Keep Reading...

ca. 9th century
Khmer Empire (802-1431)
by Daniela Cruz

Divine Pathways: South and Southeast Asian Art

For more than a thousand years, Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism were influential in the artistic production of various parts of South and Southeast Asia. In celebration of the enduring legacy of these philosophical and religious traditions, this exhibition features a variety of works in different media from India, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar and Indonesia. Keep Reading...

Elegance 2
by Amanda Sawyer

In Pursuit of Elegance and Simplicity: Chinese Scholars’ Studio Furniture from the Tseng Collection

Crafted with impressive carpentry skills, the furniture in this exhibition represents artistic elements flavored by the literati class from the 16th to the 18th century. The furniture is assembled to re-create a household interior of the pre-modern era, where men of highly cultivated backgrounds could read books, practice calligraphy, polish their painting skills, compose poems, […] Keep Reading...

by Amanda Sawyer

Modes of Expression through Execution: Indian and Southeast Asian Art from the Permanent Collection

Westerners have long focused on the religious nature of Indian and Southeast Asian art. In an effort to shed new light on our understanding of the art of these regions, this exhibition explores the aesthetic qualities that made them sacred. Religious practices played a significant role in the development of the subcontinent’s notable production of […] Keep Reading...

Porcelain, Imperial Kilns, Jingdezhen, (1796-1821) 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)
by Amanda Sawyer

Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Maxwell Collection

The snuff bottles from the Maxwell Collection offer an intriguing insight into the history of imperial and private workshops in the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), which endeavored to impress the social elite. After snuff was introduced into China in the early 17th century, Chinese craftsmen unleashed their great artistic talent on small snuff containers by exploring […] Keep Reading...

by Suzanne Oshinsky

Abhidnya Ghuge: Flight of the Canyon

Abhidnya Ghuge’s Flight of the Canyon is a site-responsive installation created with thousands of woodblock-printed paper plates inspired by organic patterns found in nature. The artist first draws and carves designs like those used in henna body painting on woodblocks for printing onto paper plates. She then blends archival oil-based ink directly on the woodblock, […] Keep Reading...

Shri Devi (Palden Lhamo)
Tibet, c. 18th century
Bronze, gilding and pigment
Crow Collection of Asian Art
by Suzanne Oshinsky

The Divine Feminine in Tibetan Esoteric Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism comprises the foundational teachings of Buddhism but focuses on teachings of the Vajrayana, also known as Esoteric or Tantric Buddhism. Tantric Buddhism uses meditations, visualizations, mantras, and the performance of rituals to cultivate the spiritual powers of body, speech, and mind to enable the practitioner to transform obstructions to enlightenment into the energy […] Keep Reading...

Culture/Country: Puebla de los Angeles
Period: 17th century 
Medium: Earthenware 
Collection Title: Museo Franz Mayer
Photograph: Michael Calderwood
by John Fischelli

Clay Between Two Seas: From the Abbasid Court to Puebla de los Angeles

    The Crow Collection of Asian Art, in partnership with the Museo Internacional del Barroco, Puebla, Mexico, and the State Council for Culture and the Arts of Puebla, Mexico, announces the world premiere of Clay Between Two Seas: From the Abbasid Court to Puebla de los Angeles. This exceptional exhibition will feature historic works […] Keep Reading...