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31 Days of Asia – Artist Highlight

May 5, 2020 ARTIST: Ikeda Shuzo (1922 – 2004) Born in the Akita Prefecture of Japan, which boasts wooden samurai mansions in the historic center of town, Ikeda Shuzo was a teacher and then an artist who specialized in woodblock printing. He created images of wide-eyed children engaging in typical activities for their age (such […] Keep Reading...

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31 Days of Asia – Artist Highlight

May 4, 2020 ARTIST: Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988, Japanese-American) The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, 1983-85 HOLIDAY: Greenery Day (Japan) Prolific sculptor and political activist Isamu Noguchi was an artist who had strong beliefs and yet belonged to no particular artistic movement during his long career. Toward the end of a life spent collaborating with […] Keep Reading...

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31 Days of Asia – Artist Highlight

May 3, 2020 ARTIST: Nam June Paik (1932-2006, Korean-American) Widely considered to be the father of video art and “credited with the first use (1974) of the term ‘electronic super highway’ to describe the future of telecommunications,” Nam June Paik was a Neo-Dada madman enthralled by televisions, electronic music and the idea that one day, […] Keep Reading...

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31 Days of Asia – Artist Highlight

May 2, 2020 ARTIST: Gade (b. 1971, Tibetan) Tibetan artist Gade creates works that seek to mix cultures visually just as they are in contemporary life – “[combining] traditional Tibetan symbolism and techniques with imagery derived from Western contemporary popular culture.” His art has a touch of humor and speaks to our ever-shrinking planet. The […] Keep Reading...

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31 Days of Asia – Artist Highlight

Liu Xiaodong is a Chinese artist who was born in 1963 and gained popularity during the Neo-Realist movement in China during the 1990s. Heavily influenced by painter Lucian Freud, he utilizes brusque swaths of color and texture and a sense of harsh reality in his paintings of everyday people in their everyday environments. In his […] Keep Reading...

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April 6, 2020 Newsletter

Dear Friends: I hope this email finds you safely sheltered and taking good care. As we mark the end of the third week of closure for the Crow Museum of Asian Art, I wanted to reach out and say hello, and let you know we are missing you in the museum.  Scott and the boys […] Keep Reading...

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Important Information about COVID-19

Thank you for your support and care of the Crow Museum of Asian Art of The University of Texas at Dallas. The health and welfare of our visitors, guests, and staff are always our top priority. Along with our fellow Arts District friends, we are closely monitoring the newest and most accurate information and recommendations […] Keep Reading...

by Dr. Jacqueline Chao

An Interview with Sopheap Pich

Phnom Penh-based artist Sopheap Pich (b. 1971) is recognized today as Cambodia’s most internationally prominent contemporary artist in the global art world. He is known for working with local materials such as bamboo, rattan, burlap from rice bags, beeswax, and earth pigments gathered from around Cambodia and for creating sculptures that are inspired by bodily […] Keep Reading...

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What is Otsukimi?

  The Japanese Otsukimi Festival, literally meaning “moon-viewing”, celebrates the Harvest Moon that typically falls on the 5th day of the eighth month of the traditional Japanese calendar. In 2017, Otsukimi falls on Wednesday, October 4th. It is said that the Otsukimi moon-viewing custom was first introduced to Japan by China, during the Heian period. […] Keep Reading...

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#Crow31Days | We Know You’ve Got Soul

I heard it before I understood it: a pulsing. It was familiar. Blood rushing. A heartbeat. A womb.  Something begins, but it is distant–and sounds fade like fog on a warm lake. I am standing in the Samurai Gallery of the Crow Collection of Asian Art. I am part of a sound installation; We Know You’ve […] Keep Reading...