Collecting Art of Asia
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Collecting Art of Asia

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This catalog highlights SCMA’s Asian collection, which began more than 100 years ago, when noted collector Charles Lang Freer made gifts of the first Asian artworks to enter the collection. years ago.The collection of Asian art that has taken shape since reflects the evolving aspirations for Smith’s museum and the engagement of the College and its alumnae and friends with Asia’s diverse countries and their rich cultures and history.The exhibition associated with this catalog included 120 works from ancient to contemporary. The catalog is divided into regions including China, Japan, and South Asia and the Himalayas. 59 works are featured in the catalog. There is an introduction by SCMA Director and Louise Ines Doyle '34 Chief Curator Jessica Nicoll and an essay by Dr. Fan Zhang, the Freeman/McPherson Curatorial and Teaching Post- Doctoral Fellow in East Asian Art at Smith College.

176 pages, soft cover, 2013

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