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DALLAS MUSEUM OF FINE ART / THE KEIR COLLECTION OF ISLAMIC ART

on loan until April 2019

https://www.dma.org/art/exhibitions/keir-collection-islamic-art-gallery

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Edmund de Unger, an Hungarian born property developer and art collector, built the Keir Collection of Islamic art and bequeathed it in 2008 to the Pergamon Museum in Berlin. The arrangement to curate the collection came to an end and the collection is now hosted by the Dallas Museum of Art for a fifteen year renewable loan.

Highlights include textiles and carpets from Persia and the Ottoman and Mughal empires, 8th to 13th century Persian lustreware, early rock crystal objects, miniature paintings from the “Book of Kings”, Shahnameh, metalwork and enamel.

What a chance for us in Texas to view this collection and learn about some of the best of Islamic art!!

Cheers,

Elisabeth

ANOTHER AUCTION RECORD FOR THINGS CHINESE

1928 Auto Dollar back.
 
DALLAS, TX- A 1928 Chinese “Auto Dollar” Year 17 KM-Y428, L&M-609, AU58 PCGS brought $74,750 – a record price for the type – as one of the top lots in Heritage Auctions‘ $9.6+ million April 14-18 Rosemont, IL Signature(r) World & Ancient Coins Auction, held in conjunction with the Chicago International Coin Fair (CICF), an auction dominated by record prices on Chinese rarities. 

(excerpted from Artdaily Newsletter)

MIGHTY MEIJI METALS

MIGHTY MEIJI METALS: SCULPTURE FROM 19th CENTURY JAPAN at THE TRAMMEL & MARGARET CROW COLLECTION OF ASIAN ART, Dallas
 
Japan’s Meiji period (1868-1911) was a change from a feudalistic society to a modern one;  the Tokugawa shogunate came to an end; the capital was moved from Kyoto to Edo/Tokyo; and artists made striking and impressive  pieces to show off at European and American world trade fairs.  The Crow displays from its own collection several imposing bronze sculptures including incense burners,  a carved and lacquered wood with precious metals screen, and ceramics and enamel ware “draped in liquid gold”. On view through June 12, 2011.
 
 

TIBET: THE LAND CLOSEST TO THE SKY, by Marc Ribaud

February 4, 2011 Leave a comment

If you are  in love with photographs and Tibet like I am, the photographic exhibition  TIBET: THE LAND CLOSEST TO THE SKY,  by Marc Ribaud at the Crow Collection of Asian Art  in Dallas is a must. On his website Marc Ribaud states: “Rather than a profession, photography has always been a passion for me, a passion closer to an obsession.” A French photographer, he spent many decades in Asia, and   was one of the first  photographers to travel to China in the 1950’s.  After China, North and South Vietnam, and Bangladesh, he went to Tibet and Cambodia. His photographs are realistic and spiritual at the same time.