Sat Jan 30 2021 Sun Sep 05 2021

Divine Spark: Kana Harada

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Sat Jan 18 2020 Sun Dec 20 2020


In her first major exhibition in Dallas, Austin-based artist Beili Liu has created two site-responsive installations, Lure/Dallas and Each and Every/Dallas, in two of the Museum’s galleries, that together touch on the theme of human connection.

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Sat Jun 01 2019 Sun Aug 23 2020

Future Retrospective: Master Shen-Long

For over 50 years, Master Shen-Long has pioneered new approaches to painting.

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Sat Mar 09 2019 Sun Jan 05 2020


Selection of important works by master Japanese ceramic artists

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Fri Sep 28 2018 Sun Aug 25 2019

Our Asian Art Museum: The Crow at Twenty

To commemorate our founding and decades of operation, we will display twenty masterworks from across our permanent collection.

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Fri Sep 28 2018 Sun Apr 14 2019

JACOB HASHIMOTO Clouds and Chaos

Jacob Hashimoto’s sculpture shows how there is much to be found.

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Fri Sep 28 2018 Sun Feb 24 2019

Avatars and Incarnations: Buddhist and Hindu Art from the Collection

Avatars and Incarnations explores the concept of divine avatars in Hindu and Buddhist art.

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Sat Jan 20 2018 Sun Sep 09 2018

Earthly Splendor: Korean Ceramics from the Collection

This exhibition pairs outstanding examples of contemporary and historical Korean ceramics from the museum’s permanent collection to highlight the material, aesthetic, stylistic, and technical developments that has taken place throughout history.

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Fri Sep 29 2017 Sun Dec 17 2017

Invisible Cities

The Crow Collection of Asian Art, in partnership with Dallas Contemporary and the Moving Image Archive for Contemporary Art: MIACA (Hong Kong)

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Sat Jul 08 2017 Sun Jan 07 2018

Styled with Poise: Figures in Japanese Paintings and Prints

Regal courtiers, lively townspeople, tragic heroines, and virtuous deities, are presented in exquisite form.

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Sat Jun 24 2017 Sun Jan 07 2018

Hidden Nature:  Sopheap Pich

The Crow Collection of Asian Art is pleased to announce the presentation of a solo exhibition of the work of Sopheap Pich

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Tue May 16 2017 Sun Jun 04 2017

We Know You’ve Got Soul

Struck’s newest work, a meditative soundscape titled We Know You Got Soul, debuts at the Crow Collection of Asian Art

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Sat Mar 11 2017 Sun Jun 11 2017

Wisdom of Compassion: The Art and Science of Iwasaki Tsuneo (1917-2002)

Japanese artist and scientist Iwasaki Tsuneo painted as an act of devotion

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Sat Mar 11 2017 Sun Sep 17 2017

Visualizing Afterlife, Paradise, and Earthly Spheres in Chinese Art

This exhibition showcases three themes found among works of art

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Sat Mar 11 2017 Sun Sep 17 2017

Sculpting Nature: Jade from the Collection

The permanent collection of the Crow Collection of Asian Art is comprised of a large number of various types of jade objects from the Qing dynasty (1644-1911).

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Sat Feb 25 2017 Sun Jun 25 2017

Landscape Relativities: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney

The collaborative works of painter Arnold Chang and photographer Michael Cherney

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Sat Oct 22 2016 Sun Dec 17 2017

Divine Pathways: South and Southeast Asian Art

For more than a thousand years, Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism were influential in the artistic production of various parts of South and Southeast Asia.

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Sat Sep 17 2016 Sun Feb 12 2017

Clay Between Two Seas: From the Abbasid Court to Puebla de los Angeles

This exhibition not only displays Talavera in its splendor, but also illuminates its often precarious past and glorious present. To look closely at one piece of Talavera – its design, shape and production – is to peer into a history that crosses cultural divides.

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Sat Jul 16 2016 Sun Jan 08 2017

Abhidnya Ghuge: Flight of the Canyon

Abhidnya Ghuge’s Flight of the Canyon is a site-responsive installation created with thousands of woodblock-printed paper plates inspired by organic patterns found in nature.

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Sat Apr 30 2016 Sun Aug 14 2016

The Divine Feminine in Tibetan Esoteric Buddhism

This exhibition features a selection of Tibetan sculptures on loan and from the Museum’s permanent collection that suggest the variety of manifestations of the feminine divine in Tibetan Esoteric Buddhism, ranging from well-known forms such as benevolent bodhisattvas, fierce guardians, and forest ...

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Sat Apr 02 2016 Sun Aug 14 2016

Protecting Wisdom: Tibetan Book Covers from the MacLean Collection

Tibetan book cover design has more than a thousand-year history in which stylistic influences from Kashmir, India, Nepal, Central Asia, and later, China, were amalgamated into a uniquely Tibetan creation.

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Sat Jan 23 2016 Sun Apr 24 2016

Time and Eternity: Landscape Paintings by Bireswar Sen

Bireswar Sen (1887-1974) described his calling as an artist “to limn unerringly lines of beauty with a light that never was on land or sea.” And so he did. The artist achieved great delicacy of tone and rich emotional nuance in a body of work largely done at very small scale.

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Mon Jan 04 2016 Sun Oct 09 2016

Asian Art 101

Discover the diverse facets of Asia through the Crow Collection’s 2015-2016 Asian Art 101 course. In this series of monthly introductory lectures, visiting scholars speak on the following twelve topics: art in the regions of India, China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas; Contempora ...

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Sat May 16 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015

Jean Shin, Celadon Landscape

New York based contemporary artist Jean Shin presents Celadon Landscape, a new monumental site-specific sculpture for The Crow Collection of Asian Art Sculpture Garden and Inclusions, a selection of her artwork in video, installation, photography, and mixed media at the Crow Collection.

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Sat May 16 2015 Sun Jan 03 2016

Jean Shin: Inclusions

Jean Shin: Inclusions presents a selection of Shin’s work in video, installation, photography, and mixed media. The title of the exhibition draws attention to the inclusive nature of her artistic practice, which relies heavily on accumulating large quantities of material or objects that would oth ...

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Sat Mar 14 2015 Tue Jul 28 2015

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 ...

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Sat Mar 14 2015 Sun Aug 14 2016

Fundamental and Superfluous: The Arts of Life in China, Japan, and Korea

This exhibition examines works of art from the Museum’s permanent collection that present artistic imagery and auspicious symbolism as design elements embedded within sculptural objects with a functional purpose. These vases, chests, and objects d’art are imbued with symbols and beliefs of the ...

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Sat Feb 14 2015 Mon Aug 15 2016

Benevolence and Wisdom: New Gifts from the Collection of Trammell and Margaret Crow

This exhibition features the most recent works of art donated to the Museum at the bequest of Margaret Doggett Crow (1919-2014). Highlights of this final gift to the Museum include fine examples of Asian export porcelain, jade vessels with delicately carved auspicious imagery, and Japanese ivory ne ...

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Tue Jan 27 2015 Sun Oct 09 2016

India: Art, Time, 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.

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Sat Oct 25 2014 Sun Feb 22 2015

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 rede ...

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Sat Oct 25 2014

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.

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Sat Oct 04 2014 Sun May 03 2015

Seeing and Believing: Krishna in the Art of B. G. Sharma

This exhibition of paintings and prints tells the story of the much-loved and “eternally sweet” Hindu god Krishna with vibrant works of art that reflect the mutual relationship of divine and devotional love, while also embodying fundamental human needs.

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Sat Jun 14 2014 Sun Sep 28 2014

Shen Wei

Internationally recognized for his many artistic accomplishments, including “Scroll,” a stunning section of the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, artist Shen Wei reveals his most recent and significant series of paintings.

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Sat Jan 18 2014 Sun Jun 22 2014

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.

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Sat Oct 05 2013 Sun May 25 2014


A Porsche is a particular object of desire in China—an alluring “gold ring” of modern consumer status. This fiberglass Porsche 911 is painted with patterns derived from historical Chinese ceramics.

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Sat Sep 28 2013 Sun Jan 25 2015

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.

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Sat Sep 14 2013 Mon Sep 22 2014

The Jerry Lee Musslewhite Collection of Korean Art

A stellar group of fifty-three artworks from Korea acquired by the Crow Collection of Asian Art in 2010.

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Sat Sep 14 2013 Mon Mar 03 2014

Ai Weiwei Circle of Animals/ Zodiac Heads: Gold

The work of Ai Weiwei makes its southern United States debut.

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Sat Aug 10 2013 Mon Nov 04 2013


A photographic tribute to the beauty and unpredictability of the art of ink painting, capturing momentary collisions between ink and water in mid-air.

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Sat May 25 2013 Mon Jun 24 2013

Terang Bulan: Art from Java and Bali

The objects from Terang Bulan, or “Moonlight,” help tell the story of the diverse arts that flourished in the kratons (royal courts) from the 18th through the 20th centuries.

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Fri Apr 12 2013 Sat Apr 13 2013

Taking Shape: Fresh Perspectives on Asian Bronzes

Objects ranging from small and intricately decorated Buddhist figures to a life-size Buddha showcase the development of bronze casting technologies.

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Sat Mar 02 2013 Mon Sep 16 2013

Gold on Black, Japanese Lacquer from the Jacqueline Avant Collection

Many works on display originated from the dowries of feudal lord families, with family crests recording marriages of power and influence. Others were collected to delight wealthy merchants and reflect their personal tastes in dress and activities, from tea to smoking or composing poetry.

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Sat Feb 16 2013 Mon May 06 2013

China Through the Lens of John Thomson 1868-1872

Experience the vanished world of Imperial China vividly captured on glass plates in the first exhibition devoted solely to images of China taken by the Scottish photographer, John Thompson that startlingly reveal the character of the vast empire.

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Fri Nov 30 2012 Sun Jan 11 2015

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.

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Sat Sep 01 2012 Mon Jan 28 2013

On the Silk Road and the High Seas: Chinese Ceramics, Culture and Commerce

On the Silk Road and the High Seas: Chinese Ceramics, Culture and Commerce examines why Chinese ceramics were such prized commodities, both at home and abroad.

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Sat May 19 2012 Mon Aug 13 2012

Sublime Landscapes: Photographs of Asia by Dr. Dilip Raval

Many of Raval’s compositions are grand and symphonic. They are simultaneously far-reaching and precise, resolving form, light, color, shape, pattern, and prospect in a deeply satisfying and delicate harmony.

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Sat Mar 31 2012 Fri Jul 19 2013

Noble Change: Tantric Art of the High Himalaya

Tantric practices were first designated as distinct from those of other paths by extensive use of mantra. Vajrayana was sometimes labeled Mantrayana.

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Sat Feb 25 2012 Sun May 06 2012

David Gibson: Toward Kasuga Shrine Along Pathways of Lanterns

David Gibson describes his approach to the important Shinto-Buddhist shrine Kasuga Taisha in Nara as he first experienced it in 2005: “Kasuga Shrine is located at the far end of Nara Park. On the walk through Nara Park, one encounters a forest with inviting paths.

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Sat Feb 25 2012 Sun May 06 2012

Word Spirit: Calligraphy, Paintings, and Photographs by Chaco Terada

Chaco Teraada Chose Kotodama—a compound of koto (meaning “word” or “speech”) and tama (meaning “spirit” or “soul”)—for the title of the small retrospective of her work over the past decade on view this spring at the Crow Collection of Asian Art.

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Tue Nov 22 2011 Mon Feb 18 2013

Qualities of Jade

Jade is more than a stone; it is an ideal. Some 2,500 years ago, Confucius (Kong Qiu or Kongzi, 551-479 B.C.) provided a list of likenesses between particular sensual qualities of carved jades such as luster, surface angularity, and veining patterns and qualities of perfected human character such a ...

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Sat Oct 15 2011 Mon Feb 06 2012

Qiu Anxiong: Animated Narratives

Although the paintings are acrylic on canvas, they appear at first glance to be ink paintings. The landscape images in particular refer to traditional Chinese landscape scroll paintings, with their craggy mountains and still lakes.

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Sat Jul 16 2011 Mon Aug 06 2012

Fabled Journeys in Asian Art: East Asia

Looking farther east, the last section of the exhibition is an array of objects touching on the transmission of Buddhism to Japan, the transportation and exploitation of ivory for finely carved objects, and the search in Japanese ports by Western traders for porcelains that delivered the qualities o ...

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Sat May 21 2011 Mon Sep 12 2011

Tradition Transformed: Tibetan Artists Respond

Tradition Transformed offers vantages on this rapidly changing ground from eight artists with ties to traditional Tibetan painting.

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Sat Jan 22 2011 Mon May 09 2011

Soaring Voices: Recent Ceramics by Women from Japan

The works in the exhibition span categories such as “traditional,” “sculptural,” “craft design,” and “installation;” and like much contemporary art, they often float above such boundaries. Inspiration for shapes, colors, and motifs is acknowledged by these artists to come from plant ...

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Sat Jan 01 2011 Mon Jul 30 2012

Fabled Journeys in Asian Art: South and Southeast Asia

In works of art from all around Asia--paintings, fans, sculpture, carvings for the hand, furniture for the desk--rocks, jades, crystals, and corals-- journeys of many kinds are traced.

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Thu Oct 21 2010 Mon Jan 03 2011

Black Current: Mexican Responses to Japanese Art, 17th -19th Centuries

As “The Viceroyalty of New Spain” between 1521and 1821, Mexico was a strategic player in a network of trade linking Asia, the Americas, and Europe. Silver, insects, and friars went west to Asia on galleons following the equatorial currents, and the same galleons returned on a northern easterly c ...

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Sat Oct 02 2010 Sun Jan 30 2011

Tibet: The Land Closest to the Sky, Photography by Marc Riboud

The Crow Collection presents Tibet: The Land Closest to the Sky, Photographs by Marc Riboud, the first solo exhibition in Texas of one of photography’s most original and influential masters. Curated by Selina Ting, the exhibition presents Marc Riboud’s work in Tibet - photographs in color and bl ...

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Sat Aug 28 2010 Mon Jun 13 2011

Five Colors: Chinese Cloisonne Vessels on Loan from the Mandel Family Collection

Cloisonné is a process of inserting colored enamel pastes into a network of cells, or “cloisons” that rise above a metal ground. The cells are formed by bending wire, usually copper, and soldering it to a metal surface, usually bronze or copper.

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Sat Aug 28 2010 Mon Jun 13 2011

Mighty Meiji Metals: Sculpture from 19th Century Japan

The confidence of Japan’s new nationalistic identity in the Meiji era is displayed in this small exhibition of outstanding works of art drawn from the Crow Collection: three imposing bronze sculptures over four feet in height, a dramatic carved and lacquered wood screen ornamented with precious me ...

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Sat Oct 03 2009 Sun Jan 03 2010

Yeohlee: Design for Now

This is the first major exhibition in Dallas about the work of Yeohlee, whose name is synonymous with design innovation and artistic integrity. Yeohlee’s work has been exhibited at museums in New York, London, Paris, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Washington D.C.

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Sat Sep 19 2009 Sun Jan 03 2010

Wild Flowering: The Crow Family and Asia

In honor of Trammell and Margaret Crow, the Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Wild Flowering: The Crow Family and Asia. This exhibition focuses on the adventure of the Crow family over two generations of collecting Asian art between 1960 and the present day.

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Sat Jun 06 2009 Sun Aug 09 2009

Return of the Yellow Peril: A Survey of the Work of Roger Shimomura, 1969–2007

Named after the series of paintings the artist completed in 1993, the exhibition title Return of the Yellow Peril plays on the derogatory color metaphors for Asians that originated in the 19th-century.

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Sat May 09 2009 Sun Sep 06 2009

Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Maxwell Collection

The snuff bottles from the Maxwell Collection offer an intriguing insight into the history of imperial and private workshops in the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), which endeavored to impress the social elite.

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Sat Mar 21 2009 Sun Aug 16 2009

In Pursuit of Elegance and Simplicity: Chinese Scholars’ Studio Furniture from the Tseng Collection

Crafted with impressive carpentry skills, the furniture in this exhibition represents artistic elements flavored by the literati class from the 16th to the 18th century.

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Sat Feb 28 2009 Sun Jan 24 2010

Modes of Expression through Execution: Indian and Southeast Asian Art from the Permanent Collection

Westerners have long focused on the religious nature of Indian and Southeast Asian art. In an effort to shed new light on our understanding of the art of these regions, this exhibition explores the aesthetic qualities that made them sacred.

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Sat Jan 24 2009 Sun Apr 19 2009

Stitching the Seasons: Contemporary Japanese Quilts

The Crow Collection joins seventeen other Dallas institutions in the Quilt Mania II exhibitions.

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Sat Jan 10 2009 Sun Mar 08 2009

Untamed Beauty: Tigers in Japanese Art

Untamed Beauty: Tigers in Japanese Art presents paintings by twenty-one Japanese artists, many of whom are among the most famous painters of the last three hundred years. Tigers are not indigenous to Japan but their absence spurred fanciful ideas about their nature and physical form.

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Sat Oct 18 2008 Mon Dec 29 2008

Texas Collects Asia: Japanese Folk Art

An exclusive look at the art of private collecting in Texas and a part of the year-long series Texas Collects Asia, Texas Collects Asia: Japanese Folk Art explores Japan's renowned folk craft tradition by showcasing an impressive array of religious sculptures, paintings, and children's toy ...

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Sat Oct 18 2008 Mon Jan 05 2009

Texas Collects Asia: Contemporary Art

Texas Collects Asia: Contemporary Art is a final, forward-thinking installment that showcases Asia as the future, examining the explosive trends found in prints, paintings, photographs, and sculpture of some of the most cutting-edge artists from China, Japan, and Vietnam.

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Sat Sep 27 2008 Mon Aug 17 2009

Tending the Afterlife: Chinese Tomb Art from the Neolithic Period to the Ming Dynasty

Covering almost six millennia of Chinese visual culture—from the Neolithic period (c. 10,000 B.C.–c.1600 B.C.)to the Ming dynasty (1368–1644)—these objects represent the artistic creativity and technical virtuosity achieved by the Chinese artisans. Being included in tombs as burial furnishin ...

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Sat Jul 12 2008 Mon Sep 29 2008

Texas Collects Asia: China

The wide range of artistic achievements from imperial China will be illuminated through carefully selected jade carvings, bronze vessels, porcelains, wooden carvings, and paintings. As it was for the Crow family, Chinese art, from ancient bronzes to imperial porcelains, has been of great interest to ...

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Sat May 17 2008 Mon Sep 29 2008

Documenting China: Contemporary Photography and Social Change

Through the dramatic works of seven Chinese photographers, visitors will experience the country from an insider’s point of view. With raw black-and-white and color images, photographers Liu Xiaodi, Jiang Jian, Zhang Xinmin, Luo Yongjin, Zhou Hai, Lu Yuanmin, and Zhou Min unveil the truth about Chi ...

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Sat Apr 19 2008 Mon Jun 23 2008

Texas Collects Asia: India and Southeast Asia

Through the highly dramatic votive sculptures and paintings, the visitor will have the possibility of experiencing the sacred events and mythology of ancient India and Southeast Asia. The artworks are selected from six private collections and two museums in Texas. They illustrate the iconographical ...

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Sat Feb 16 2008 Mon Jun 16 2008

The CARU Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles, Part III

With a history tracing back to the Jiaqing reign (1796-1820), this group of bottles represent the zenith of inside-painted snuff bottles development. Each bottle is an impeccable combination of glass making, crystal carving with Chinese ink painting and calligraphy.

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Fri Jan 18 2008 Mon Mar 31 2008

Texas Collects Asia: Japan

This exhibition will include over twenty Japanese paintings of recent centuries that have subjects of animals, nature, humanity, and legends. These paintings reflect the artistic achievements of various schools of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and highlight the experience and emotion of t ...

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Sat Sep 29 2007 Mon Jan 28 2008

The CARU Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles, Part II

CARU Collection, Part II includes sixty bottles—an important selection of examples from the collection. In particular, there is an impressive group of enameled pottery and ceramic bottles, ingeniously painted with subjects such as court ladies, peonies, and crabs amidst waterweeds.

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Thu Jun 07 2007 Sun Aug 19 2007

U-Ram Choe: New Media from Seoul

The machines materialize with such a delicacy and weightlessness that they seem to take on a shape and silhouette of organic life forms. Motors, heat and light-sensitive materials add to the intricacy of Choe’s kinetic sculptures.

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Fri Mar 16 2007 Mon May 28 2007

Changing Identity: Recent Works by Women Artists from Vietnam

Changing Identity introduces the work of ten contemporary Vietnamese women artists who challenge the stereotypes and traditional roles of women in Vietnamese society. This exhibition is the first survey of women artists from Vietnam to tour the United States. Through the use of various media, subjec ...

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Fri Jul 21 2006 Mon Sep 11 2006

News from Abroad: Japanese Woodblock Prints from Yokohama, Japan

Bewilderment, confusion, fascination, fear and astonishment describe the reaction to the arrival of Western trade ships in Japanese ports in the mid-19th Century. Bizarre languages, alien customs and exotic-looking people penetrated Japanese society bridging the East and the West.

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Wed Jan 12 2005 Sun May 15 2005

Geisha to Diva

The Crow Collection of Asian Art presents this collection of kimonos along with costumes, several pieces of furniture, souvenirs, and records. Woodblock prints illustrating the life of geishas are also part of the exhibition and include an actual print of Ichimaru herself.

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