Consul General of Japan
Akira Muto and his wife, Misako Muto, made a stop by
the Smith College Museum of Art last weekend for a
last-chance viewing of , a
commemorative exhibition celebrating a century of acquiring
Asian artworks in the museum, since the first gift in
1913 by collector Charles Lang Freer of a dozen carved
Collecting Art of Asia closes Sunday, May
The exhibition recently received a in the Boston Globe. "Collecting
Art of Asia is more than a stock-taking show that
happens to mark 100 years of collecting," writes Smee.
"It's also a statement of intent...But what is striking
about it is how determinedly, how brightly, it looks
to the future."
Smith's Museum of
Art, which holds more than 45 Asian works, recently
created a new gallery, to be open in 2015, .