Earthly Splendor: Korean Ceramics from the Collection
January 20 – ongoing
This exhibition pairs outstanding examples of contemporary Korean ceramics with historical Korean ceramics from the museum’s permanent collection to highlight the material, aesthetic, stylistic, and technical developments of Korean ceramics throughout history.
Fierce Loyalty: A Samurai Complete
The exhibition features an exquisitely crafted and perfectly preserved samurai suit of armor worn by Abe Masayoshi (1700-1769), Lord of Fukuyama Fiefdom in the Edo period (1603–1868). It also includes a 17th-century pair of Kasen-zu byōbu, or battle screens, which depict the important historical battle of Yashima from the Genpei War (1180–1185), which was fought between the Minamoto and Taira families.
Sat. March 10 10:00am-2:00pm
Now in its third year, the Breathe program invites local veterans and first responders to gather for monthly workshops centered around the practices of qigong and art-making. March’s workshop will introduce the Japanese art of Kitsugi, which involves piecing broken ceramics back together with resin and powdered gold.
This month’s Qigong practice will focus on the second of eight principles: Rising Energy. The Crow Collection is proud to partner with SimplyAware to offer quality Qigong training for each workshop. Rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine, the practice of Qigong involves simple movement to improve breathing, posture, and mental focus. Learn more about Qigong with the video below of SimplyAware instructor Chris Bouguyon demonstrating the Golden Ball practice.
Sat. April 21 10:00am-2:00pm
Now in its third year, the Breathe program invites local veterans and first responders to gather for monthly workshops centered around the practices of Qigong and art-making. In April, participants will explore photography and work together to capture moments in the city and in nature outside of the museum (weather permitting). In May, you will use these photos to create a multi-media collage.
This month’s Qigong practice will focus on the third of eight principles: Minding the Breath. The Crow Collection is proud to partner with SimplyAware to offer quality qigong training for each workshop. Rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine, the practice of qigong involves simple movement to improve breathing, posture, and mental focus. Learn more about Qigong with the video below of SimplyAware instructor Chris Bouguyon demonstrating the Golden Ball practice.
Friday March 23 and Saturday March 24 12:00pm-5:00pm
Bloom and Give’s products are created by small co-ops in India that share their relentless pursuit of excellence and quality, and their belief in a fair wage. Their products include handmade scarves, home goods, and bags, and their goal is to use age-old techniques to create contemporary designs that can be enjoyed in everyday life. Proceeds from this trunk show will go towards education programs for girls in India!
Friday April 27 and Saturday April 28 12:00pm-5:00pm
Julie Cohn Design uses old-world casting techniques to create modern artifacts. Made in America, each piece has been carved in wax by the designer and finished by hand in Dallas. All of Julie’s creative endeavors have come together to form her unique vision and aesthetic, and her pieces are all about possibilities for layering and stacking to create one-of-a-kind collages or small sculptures that uniquely juxtapose disparate elements with simple elegance.
WEEKDAY WELLNESS CLASSES AT THE CROW COLLECTION:
Here’s the weekday wellness breakdown. All classes are free, and no registration is necessary. Free two-hour parking validation for Friends of the Crow Collection.
Classes take place at 2001 Ross Ave. Suite 3550 – Crow Collection of Asian Art Offices on the 35th floor of Trammell Crow Center.
12:00 – 12:45pm
Begin your week by resetting and recharging as a counterpoint to the chaotic movement of life. Create an opportunity for the body and mind to connect with the breath and explore a peaceful presence in the moment. Join this guided group meditation to experience a deeper sense of awareness, increase your attention and focus, and enhance self-insight. All levels are welcome. Come as you are: these programs are designed for professionals in business attire. This class will be led by Michael Lavalle PhD.
Tuesdays – Qigong
12:00 – 1:00pm
Qigong (pronounced chee gung) is sometimes described as “the soul of tai chi.” Dating back 4500 years, Qigong is considered one of the catalysts of traditional Chinese medicine practices. This class promotes flexibility, balance, and strength in the body through gentle, flowing movements. This class will be led by Sifu Fayne Bouguyon, LMT of SimplyAware.
12:00 – 1:00pm
Tai chi (also known as tai chi chuan or tai ji) is a Chinese traditional art of movement that is widely known for its graceful, meditative form. This class follows a series of movements practiced in a slow, focused manner to decrease stress, increase balance and agility, and promote overall physical and mental well-being. This class will be led by Greg Young of White Rock Tai Chi.
12:00 – 1:00pm
Restorative yoga has many benefits including increased flexibility, decreased stress, and lowered blood pressure. This class involves relaxing yoga poses using blankets and other props to support the body as you rest. This class will be led by Erin Brandao E-RYT 500.
12:00 – 1:00pm
On Fridays from noon-1:00 PM the Center for Contemplative Leadership will be open for anyone to come and sit and breathe. Self-guided meditation instructions will be provided for any interested.