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The Crow Museum of Asian Art Comes to The University of Texas at Dallas

Caparisoned Horse
China, Tang dynasty (618-907), 8th century
Earthenware and three-color (sancai) glaze
27¼ × 27½ in. (69.2 × 69.9 cm)
Crow Museum of Asian Art, 1986.16

Dear EODIAH Friends,

Greetings from The Crow Museum of Asian Art at The University of Texas at Dallas!

Since 2002, I have had the honor of serving as Executive Director of the Crow Museum of Asian Art, shepherding the deep legacy established by Trammell and Margaret Crow and championed by Board President Trammell S. Crow to make Asian arts and culture accessible to Dallas citizens.

Over the course of two decades, we have created our own unique path of presenting thought-provoking exhibitions and programs while simultaneously incorporating community engagement and educational outreach into the core of our mission. We serve as international dignitaries, scholars and lecturers, exercising the vast expertise and experience of our museum staff by organizing symposia, procuring coveted art loans and exchanges from esteemed institutions around the world, and prevailing at the forefront of innovative museum education and K-12 curricula through the lens of the artworks.

Since the public announcement of the donation of the collection and $23M in support funding from the Crow family, the public response has been prodigious. This integration into The University of Texas System will ensure perpetual care and preservation of the permanent collection and allow the Museum to continue operating on 2010 Flora Street as a vital part of the Arts District. When the second location will be built on the UT Dallas campus, our geographic reach and relevance will extend far into the North Texas region as a two-location museum.

Never could we have imagined a brighter future for our renowned museum, the Asian art museum of Dallas, and I hold so much joy and excitement to continue our extraordinary goals with The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History as our partners. I look forward to exploring the next twenty years of visionary planning with you, and am grateful to have you by our side during this historic moment.

With all my best,

Amy Lewis Hofland

Director

 

A Note About the Collection

Beginning in 1998 with a selection of just over six hundred works, the Crow Museum of Asian Art’s permanent collection has since expanded to include over a thousand works in a variety of medias. These works showcase the artistic achievements of more than six thousand years of arts and cultures from across Asia, including Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam, from ancient periods to works of our time.

We look forward to our future interactions with the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History!

Sincerely,

Jacqueline Chao, Ph.D.

Senior Curator of Asian Art

Jade Mountain
China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), 18th century
Nephrite, carved wood base
14 × 17 × 4.5 in. (35.6 × 43.2 × 11.4 cm)
Crow Museum of Asian Art, 1960.36

 

More News on the Crow Museum of Asian Art at UT Dallas

The Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian art, together with $23 Million in Support Funding, is donated to The University of Texas at Dallas
January 24, 2019, The University of Texas at Dallas

 

 

 

Crow Museum of Asian Art Exhibitions and Events


Exhibitions

 

 

Hands and Earth:  Contemporary Japanese Ceramics (March 9, 2019-January 4, 2020)

The Crow Museum of Asian Art is proud to present the forthcoming exhibition Hands and Earth: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics. Featuring an in-depth selection of important works by Japanese ceramic artists of the last eighty years, the exhibition will showcase a range of shapes, glazes, and surface treatments. Most are by masters who are living and practicing today.

The ceramics reflect a duality of character, blending ingenuity with a dynamic relationship and deep respect for tradition. Current Japanese ceramic artists are widely considered among the most aesthetically and technically innovative in the world, yet their works often mirror the vibrant artistic tradition that began thousands of years ago. This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see such significant examples of avant-garde approaches to clay by major artists.

Since 1950, the Japanese government has bestowed the title of “Living National Treasure” upon its practicing artists who have attained the highest level of mastery in their chosen fields of discipline. Of the thirty-five artists whose works will be shown in this exhibition, seven have been honored with this designation. Hands and Earth: Contemporary Japanese Ceramicswill mark the first time these world-renowned pieces are displayed together publicly in Texas.

The exhibition draws from the collection of Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz, who have amassed an important encyclopedic collection of major Japanese modern and contemporary ceramics. Their collection of more than 1,000 works is the largest, public or private, of contemporary Japanese ceramics outside of Japan.

Anyone with an appreciation for Japanese art or the blend of traditional and cutting-edge ceramic techniques will enjoy this unique opportunity to see these world-class masterpieces in the intimate setting of the newly remodeled Crow Museum of Asian Art.

 

Hands and Earth: Contemporary Japanese Ceramicsis presented by ORIX Americas Miyauchi Charitable Foundation.

 

Jacob Hashimoto: Clouds and Chaos (September 28, 2018 – April 14, 2019) features a large-scale site-specific installation and the U.S. premiere of his latest woodblock prints.

 

Our Asian Art Museum: The Crow at Twenty (September 28, 2018 – August 11, 2019) connects twenty masterworks from the permanent collection with twenty community and Museum leaders and friends.

 

The Art of Lacquer (September 28, 2018 – June 23, 2019) introduces lacquerware objects from the Museum’s collection to showcase one of the most enduring and distinctive forms of craftsmanship in the world.

 

Immortal Landscapes: Jade from the Collection (September 28, 2018 – June 23, 2019) highlights outstanding Chinese carved jade representations of mountain landscapes and forms from nature.

 

Avatars and Incarnations: Buddhist and Hindu Art from the Collection (September 28, 2018 – February 24, 2019) explores the concept of divine avatars in Hindu and Buddhist art represented in the collection.

 

 

Jacob Hashimoto, Nuvole
2006-2018
Silk, paper, bamboo, and cotton string.
Dimensions variable
Collection of the artist.

Events

 

Festival

Sat February 9, 11am-4pm

Chinese New Year Festival

NorthPark Center

Hoof it on over to NorthPark Center for the Crow Museum’s 20thannual Chinese New Year Festival celebrating 2019, the Year of the Earth Pig.Pigs are considered a symbol of wealth with their cute chubby faces and big ears, both being signs of good fortune. 2019’s festivities plan to be an absolute pig out with a wealth of activities to help ring in the new year including dragon and lion dances, art making for all ages, and giveaways throughout the Center.

 

Performance

Thu April 4, 2019, 8pm

Reflections and Repercussions: Aki Onda

Museum

New York-based artist and composer Aki Onda will create a site-specific performance inspired by Jacob Hashimoto’s Nuvole installation and the museum’s permanent collection. Using light, sound, and other media, the complex relationship between the concrete and the ephemeral is explored. Featuring Queens-based vocal artist Samita Sinha.

This exclusive performance is co-commissioned by the Crow Museum of Asian Art and the Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival.