Vivan Sundaram: Re-take of Amrita
Vivan Sundaram: Re-take of Amrita reassembles the extended story of the artist’s family as seen in photographs and albums made by his grandfather, a philosopher and amateur photographer. The resulting digital photomontages combine images collapsing both time and space into contemporary fictions.
Jade, or not Jade? That is the Question
This exhibition draws on the Museum’s Collection and generous loans of natural worked stones to encourage reclaiming mastery of the differences for understanding and appreciating Chinese “jade,” in all its forms.
Peninsulas and Dragon Tails
Featuring objects from the Himalayan mountains of the Eurasian continent, the importance of geography to culture emerges in this permanent collection exhibition.
India: Art, Time and Place
This exhibition presents a selection of choice works from the Museum’s permanent collection of art from India, focusing on a few significant time periods and geographic areas.
Fierce Loyalty: A Samurai Complete
This permanent exhibition devoted to the art and culture of the Japanese samurai showcases one of the Crow Collection’s most recent and spectacular acquisitions—a complete set of samurai armor, one of the finest examples of its kind anywhere in the world.
The Mary Baskett Collection of Japanese Fashion
This contemporary Japanese fashion exhibition explores the fashion revolution of the 1980s and features fashion by top Japanese designers Issey Miyake ,Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo who used asymmetry, unconventional construction, raw edges, oversized proportions and monochromatic palettes to redefine the western concept of “chic.”
Benevolence and Wisdom: New Gifts from the Collection of Trammell and Margaret Crow
This exhibition features works of art recently donated to the museum at the bequest of Margaret Doggett Crow (1919-2014). Highlights include fine examples of Asian export porcelain, delicately carved jade vessels, and Japanese ivory netsuke.
At Home and at Court: Chinese and Japanese Paintings from the Crow Collection
This exhibition draws on the museum's holdings of paintings from China and Japan, and explores the East Asian painting formats of hanging scrolls, hand scrolls, and folding screens. These mediums, and the traditional subjects of landscapes, religious figures, bird and flower compositions, and seasonal plants, are part of the shared fine-art heritage of China and Japan celebrated with works created for enjoyment in private and public, at home and at court.
This 18-foot-tall, three-dimensional “character” is a sculptural exploration of written language, architectural in scale and feel, it is less about words than about the meaning behind words.
Traditionally placed as guardians outside entrances to convey protection and noble authority, this pair of carved stone lions is activated with new energy in these monumental sculptures.
Contrasted in brilliant red and shadowy black, these magnificent bronze figures depict Tibetan monks engaged in the act of sweeping, both a daily chore and a ritualized practice.
This Mugal Façade is characterized by a complex synthesis of native Indian forms, media, and iconography with Islamic-inspired geometric designs and natural motifs.
Cut from blocks of rock crystal quarried in central Japan and accompanied by an intricately fashioned stand, this sphere is the second largest flawless crystal ball known in the world.
Modeled after a prized central Asian stallion, this serene and regal figure was a popular mingqi (spirit good) or tomb furnishing during the Tang Dynasty.