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  • Art of Asia Acquired by North American Museums, 2014–2015

This section is devoted to works of Asian art recently acquired by public collections in the United States and Canada. These works are reproduced to illustrate general trends of acquisition, as well as to present selected objects of outstanding interest. The dating, provenance, and descriptions are supplied by the owners. Arranged alphabetically by name of museum, this list includes the names of senior curators or staff members responsible for Asian collections. [End Page 271]

Brooklyn Museum of Art

Brooklyn, New York

Joan Cummins, Lisa and Bernard Selz Curator of Asian Art


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Stele of a Standing Buddha, China, Eastern Wei Dynasty (534–550 ce). Sandstone, 127 × 61 cm. Brooklyn Museum of Art, 2015.3. Gift of The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, NYC, in honor of Arnold Lehman.

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Senju Hiroshi (b. Japan 1958), Waterfall, 2012. Natural pigments on paper mounted on board, 193.8 × 162.1 cm. Brooklyn Museum of Art, 2015.4. Gift of Sundaram Tagore.

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Sun Xun (b. China 1980), Time Vivarium–Silk Book 2, 2014. Acrylic on paper, mounted as an album, 46.4 × 492.8 cm. Brooklyn Museum of Art, 2015.46. Gift of Stanley Love and Sylvia Mitchell, by exchange, Robert A. Levinson Fund, Emily Winthrop Miles Fund, Alfred T. White Fund, and Designated Purchase Fund.

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Cincinnati Art Museum

Cincinnati, Ohio

Hou-mei Sung, Curator of Asian Art


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Ren Yi (China, 1840–1896), Oxherd Reading at Base of Tree, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), ca. 1895. Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, 150.5 × 40.6 cm. Cincinnati Art Museum, 2014.75. C. Y. Woo Collection.

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Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland, Ohio

Sinéad Vilbar, PhD, Curator of Japanese and Korean Art

Anita Chung, former Curator of Chinese Art

Sooa Im McCormick, Assistant Curator of Asian Art


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Descent of the Nine Luminaries and the Seven Stars at Kasuga, Japan, Muromachi period (1336–1573), 15th century. Hanging scroll, ink, color, gold, and cut gold on silk, 106 × 42 cm. Cleveland Museum of Art, 2015.63. Lillian M. Kern Memorial Fund.

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Fujii Setsuden (Japan), White Herons in Rain, Meiji period (1868–1912)–Taishō period (1912–1926), 20th century. Pair of six-panel folding screens, ink and color on silk, each screen 169 × 372 cm. Cleveland Museum of Art, 2015.64.1–2. John L. Severance Fund.

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Michael Cherney (b. America 1969, active China), New Primordial Chaos, 2014. Photograph in handscroll format, ink on mitsumata washi paper, 29.7 × 86.2 cm. Cleveland Museum of Art, 2015.80. The Jane B. Tripp Charitable Lead Annuity Trust.

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Kasuga Shrine Mandala, Japan, Kamakura period (1185–1333), 14th century. Hanging scroll, ink, color, gold, and cut gold on silk, 110.3 × 41 cm. Cleveland Museum of Art, 2015.137. Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund.

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Yi Ha-eung (Korea, 1820–1898), Orchids and Rocks, Joseon dynasty (1392–1910), 1897–1898. Eight-panel folding screen, ink on silk, each screen 186 × 336 cm. Cleveland Museum of Art, 2015.138. John L. Severance Fund.

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Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas, Texas

Dr. Anne R. Bromberg, The Cecil and Ida Green Curator of Ancient and Asian Art


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Stone Statue of Ganesha, 13th–15th century. Sculpture, black schist stone with remnants of gesso and ritual puja pigment, on mount 81.3 × 40.6 × 25.4 cm. Dallas Museum of Art, 2015.2. Gift of David T. Owsley via the Alvin and Lucy Owsley Foundation, Cecil and Ida Green Acquisition Fund, and Wendover Fund.

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Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Los Angeles, California

Hollis Goodall, Curator of Japanese Art

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ISSN
1944-6497
Print ISSN
0066-6637
Pages
pp. 271-322
Launched on MUSE
2016-09-09
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