Collecting Art of Asia

This catalog highlights our Museum’s Asian collection which began 100 years ago. The preeminent collector Charles Lang Freer and Smith College professor and painter Dwight William Tryon were responsible for the early history of collecting and displaying Asian art at the College. Collecting Asian art followed teaching trends at the College and the acquisition and display of Asian art has accelerated greatly in the last dozen years.

The exhibition associated with this catalog includes 120 works from traditional to contemporary. The catalog is divided into regions that include China, Japan, and South Asia and the Himalayas. 59 works are featured in this catalog. There is an introduction by Museum Director 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

Price $28.00

Member Price: $25.20

Product Code: CA8132