September 2015 – February 2016

See Exhibitions

Sep
3
Thu
Asian Art 101: Japan
Thu Sep 03 2015 6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
Asian Art 101: Japan @ Crow Collection of Asian Art

Beginning with the samurai armor featured in Fierce Loyalty: A Samurai Complete, Midori Oka will present how the arts of Japan are intimately related to Japanese history and cultural context. The lecture will reveal, for example, that historically significant battles from earlier centuries influenced the aesthetics of the Edo period (1603–1868) and beyond.

Visiting Scholar:  Midori Oka, Research Associate, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Bio: Midori Oka holds a master’s degree in Art History from the University of Kansas and is the curator of the Crow Collection of Asian Art’s exhibition Fierce Loyalty: A Samurai Complete. Midori is a specialist of Edo period (1603-1868) paintings and prints and is currently a research associate at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Prior to New York, she was curator of Japanese art at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Japan | Further Reading

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Oct
8
Thu
Asian Art 101: Buddhism and Art
Thu Oct 08 2015 6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
Asian Art 101: Buddhism and Art @ Crow Collection of Asian Art

What does it mean to be enlightened? Join us for a talk that will take you to the world of the Buddha through the inspiring art of Asia.  Learn about the basics of Buddhist philosophy, its iconography (“writing in images”), rituals, aesthetics, and  patronage, and in the end, even learn a little more about ourselves.

Visiting Scholar: Ivette Vargas-O’Bryan, Associate Professor of Religion (Asian Religions), Austin College

Bio: Dr. Ivette Vargas-O’Bryan is an Associate Professor of Religion in the Department of Religious Studies at Austin College.  She has two master’s degrees (Sanskrit and Indian Studies, Religious Studies) and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Harvard University with a specialization in Indian and Tibetan Buddhist Studies, and a subspecialty in Hinduism.  She has received numerous grants as well as scholarships and teaching awards.

Buddhism and Art Recommended Reading List

Option to buy tickets to all twelve Asian Art 101 lectures at a discount ($100 for members, $200 for general public).
Students and teachers please email education@dev.crowcollection.org for a promo code.

Nov
5
Thu
Asian Art 101: India
Thu Nov 05 2015 6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
Asian Art 101: India @ Crow Collection of Asian Art

Dr. Lisa Owen will highlight select sculptures from the Crow Collection in order to explore the dynamic intersections between Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain art produced during India’s ancient and medieval periods.

Visiting Scholar: Lisa Owen, Associate Professor of Art Education and Art History, University of North Texas

Bio: Lisa N. Owen is an Associate Professor of South Asian Art History at the University of North Texas. Her research interests include the production of imagery in ancient India, patterns of patronage, and articulations of sacred space. Dr. Owen’s publications and fieldwork in India have been supported by numerous grants including, an American Institute of Indian Studies Fellowship, a Fulbright-Nehru Research Scholar Award, and a Howard Foundation Fellowship.

India | Further Reading

 

Option to buy tickets to all twelve Asian Art 101 lectures at a discount ($100 for members, $200 for general public).
Students and teachers please email education@dev.crowcollection.org for a promo code.

Dec
3
Thu
Asian Art 101: Hinduism and Art
Thu Dec 03 2015 6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
Asian Art 101: Hinduism and Art @ Crow Collection of Asian Art

Hinduism is a religious tradition that embraces the richness of artistic expression while highlighting goals that transcend, or even negate, the value of that richness.  This talk will use Hindu art objects and the traditional Hindu framework of the puruṣārthas (goals of human pursuit, which include righteousness, wealth, pleasure, and liberation) to discuss this dynamic in the tradition.

Visiting Scholar: Steven Lindquist, Associate Professor and Director of Asian Studies, Southern Methodist University

Bio: Steven Lindquist is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Asian Studies at Southern Methodist University.  He specializes in Hinduism, particularly Sanskrit literature and ascetic religious traditions.  His publications analyze such topics as storytelling in early philosophical Sanskrit literature, numismatics and sacred kingship, and riddle-poems on the nature of the self.  More broadly, he is interested in the intersection of Hindu mythology and history.

Hinduism and Art | Further Reading

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Jan
14
Thu
Asian Art 101: The Himalayas
Thu Jan 14 2016 6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
Asian Art 101: The Himalayas @ Crow Collection of Asian Art

The Himalayas is not just a mountain range that is home to Mount Everest. It is also a region that has witnessed the richest crossroads of cultures in the world from South Asia to the Tibetan Plateau. From Hindu and Buddhist cave structures, to sensual tantric Buddhas and wrathful guardians, experience the wonders of cultural, religious, and aesthetic exchanges through the art of the Himalayas.

Visiting Scholar: Ivette Vargas O’Bryan, Associate Professor of Religion in the Department of Religious Studies at Austin College

Bio: Dr. Ivette Vargas-O’Bryan is an Associate Professor of Religion in the Department of Religious Studies at Austin College.  She has two master’s degrees (Sanskrit and Indian Studies, Religious Studies) and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Harvard University with a specialization in Indian and Tibetan Buddhist Studies, and a subspecialty in Hinduism.  She has received numerous grants as well as scholarships and teaching awards.

Option to buy tickets to all twelve Asian Art 101 lectures at a discount ($100 for members, $200 for general public).
Students and teachers please email education@dev.crowcollection.org for a promo code.

Feb
11
Thu
Asian Art 101: Contemporary
Thu Feb 11 2016 6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
Asian Art 101: Contemporary @ Crow Collection of Asian Art

Date has been changed to February 11, 2016 as of November 23, 2015.

Justine Ludwig will discuss contemporary art throughout Asia—ranging from new media art in India to the Superflat movement in Japan. She will also address the fairs and biennials in Asia that have come to shape the contemporary arts landscape.

Visiting Scholar: Justine Ludwig, Director of Exhibitions/Senior Curator, Dallas Contemporary

Bio: Justine Ludwig is the Director of Exhibitions/Senior Curator at Dallas Contemporary. She has an MA in Global Arts from Goldsmiths University of London and a BA in Art with a concentration in Art History from Colby College. She has written extensively for international magazines from India to Switzerland. Her research interests include memory, architecture, cross-cultural translation, and the aesthetics of globalization.

 

Option to buy tickets to all twelve Asian Art 101 lectures at a discount ($100 for members, $200 for general public).
Students and teachers please email education@dev.crowcollection.org for a promo code.