Taking Shape: Fresh Perspectives on Asian Bronzes

Exhibition open from Fri Apr 12 2013 to Sat Apr 13 2013

This exhibition is presented in partnership with Mapping Cultures, a digital humanities seminar at Austin College. On display are pieces from the Crow Collection’s permanent collection that showcase the development of bronze casting technologies across Asia. Sculptures range from small and intricately decorated Buddhist figures to a life-size Ming Dynasty Buddha sitting in peaceful contemplation.

In conjunction with the Crow Collection exhibition, Austin College students will be providing digital material to help with the investigation and understanding of Tibetan religion and culture, one of the sources of the bronze sculptures and devotional objects on view. For the first time, visitors to the Crow Collection can explore multimedia resources made available on iPads alongside works of art in the museum’s galleries.