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by Sara Kern

Future Retrospective: Master Shen-Long

For over 50 years, Master Shen-Long, a contemporary master of the classical Chinese literati perfections of painting, poetry, and calligraphy, as well as seal-carving, has pioneered new approaches to painting that has made him one of the most innovative ink artists of this generation. In the early 1990s, he developed a new abstract ink method […] Keep Reading...

Hayashi Yasuo (b. 1928)
House, “Bend and Giving In”
14.25 x 13 x 9.5 inches
Jeffery and Carol Horvitz Collection
Photo by Yuko Weiner, Courtesy of Dai Ichi Art
by Sara Kern


Featuring an in-depth selection of important works by master Japanese ceramic artists of the last eighty years, this exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see significant examples of avant-garde approaches to clay. Showcasing a range of shapes, glazes, and surface treatments, these ceramics reflect a duality of character, blending ingenuity with a dynamic relationship and […] Keep Reading...

by Dr. Jacqueline Chao

JACOB HASHIMOTO Clouds and Chaos

Clouds have played a variety of roles as a visual element in the arts of Asia across time. As a stylized motif, clouds have often functioned as a framing device, an interstitial motif, or compositional boundary in paintings. A cloud could conjure anything from a celestial Daoist realm to lingzhi, medicinal mushrooms of immortality once […] Keep Reading...

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...

by Dr. Jacqueline Chao

Our Asian Art Museum: The Crow at Twenty

Over the past twenty years, the Crow Museum of Asian Art has grown and flourished as the Asian art museum of Dallas. Founded by Margaret and Trammell Crow, we opened our doors on December 5, 1998, as a gift to the people and visitors of our city. Beginning with a selection of just over six hundred […] Keep Reading...

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

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...