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Asian art happenings in Texas

In 2014 I would like to put more focus on Asian art happenings in Texas were I live. Major museums have expanded their Asian art collections. The Crow Collection of Asian Art is expanding its space.

CROW COLLECTION OF ASIAN ART
DALLAS TEXAS

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Under its director Amy Lewis Hofland the Crow Collection has brought a great many educational in depth exhibits to Texas. Its plans for 2014 are even more ambitious and exciting — taking a very Buddhist approach to change and impermanence, so aptly expressed in Ms. Hofland’s editorial letter in the Winter 2014 Lotus Lens magazine. An annex to the Crow Collection Museum provisionally called The Pearl is to be added. And a garden gallery space will be expanded to accommodate larger exhibitions.

The variety of important objects, artists and cultural movements the Crow offers to the public is impressive.

For the lovers of old photographs digital photomontages are presented in

VIVAN SUNDARAM: RETAKE OF AMRITA
On view UNTIL JUNE 1, 2014

This exhibits not only touches on three generations of the Sundaram family but incorporates images of paintings (by Amrita)and historical cultural objects.

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I receive several queries  a week about Chinese jade objects – is it jade or not is the eternal question.  Jadeite, nephrite, bowenite, serpentine, fake?

JADE, OR NOT JADE THIS IS THE QUESTION
THROUGH NOVEMBER  2, 2014

The Crow Collection has exquisite pieces of jadeite and nephrite. Both jadeite and nephrite are traded as jade around the world. The exhibit begins with nephrite, used for thousands of years by Chinese artists;  goes on to explain the chemical and  structural differences and other differences; and then shows jadeite pieces, first brought into China  from the jadeite mines in the mountains of northern Burma,

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From the antique to the modern –

CHINA.PORSCHE
THROUGH MAY 25, 2014

A Porsche is a fine piece to show off in China, and for 18th century Westerners, painted porcelains produced in Jingdezhen had the same allure. Ma Jun, born 1974, brings several value systems together in this painted Porsche decorated with dragons and many other Chinese symbols with the usual double and triple meanings. Go and look at this painted fiberglass, steel and wood creation.

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The Crow offers classes and lectures for adults, children and families almost every day. It also offers many wellness-related classes and is the only Wellness Museum in the United States endorsed by Dr. Andrew Weil.

Not to be forgotten-

CELEBRATION OF THE CHINESE NEW YEAR OF THE HORSE
FEBRUARY 1, 10:00 TO 6:00

An extraordinary extravaganza of performances, specialty booths, music – all up and down Flora, in front of the museum.

Another event you better not miss –

SPRING BREAK INDIA
FRIDAY MARCH 16, 6:00 PM TO MIDNIGHT

Fashion shows with saris, Indian jewelry , Indian food, Indian film screening.

 

Cheers and enjoy!

Elisabeth

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