Highlights of East Asian Art
The refreshed and newly configured Sterling Morton, Campbell, and Gould Galleries next to Ludington Court showcase a selection of works from China, Japan, and Korea, drawn from the Museum’s extensive permanent Asian Art collection and organized by SBMA Elizabeth Atkins Curator of Asian Art Susan Tai. These works, which span 5,000 years and represent a wide range of materials, celebrate the region’s diversely rich aesthetics. Highlights on view include ancient ritual bronze vessels, clay, stone, and wooden sculptures created for tombs, temples, and homes, paintings in the forms of scrolls and screens, woodblock prints, lacquers, ceramics, and textiles made for daily consumption.
This presentation is part of the multi-phased Asian Art reinstallation. Selections of art from the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas will be installed in Emma Wood Gallery later in the year.