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  • Art of Asia Acquired by North American Museums, 2016–2017

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 233]

Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Madhuvanti Ghose, Alsdorf Associate Curator of Indian, Southeast Asian, Himalayan and Islamic Art

Tao Wang, Executive Director of Initiatives in Asia, Pritzker Chair of Asian Art & Curator of Chinese Art


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Manjunath Kamath (Indian; b. 1972), Almost There, 2016. Gouache on silk, 213.36 × 213.36 cm. Art Institute of Chicago, 2016.317a-g. Restricted gift of the Friends of Indian and Islamic Art (FIIA) at the Art Institute of Chicago.


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God Ganesha, Cambodia/Vietnam, Pre-Angkor period, seventh/eighth century. Sandstone, 16.4 × 10 × 7.3 cm. Art Institute of Chicago, 2016.418. Gift of Marilynn B. Alsdorf.

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Buddha with Hand in Gesture of Teaching (Vitarkamudra), Thailand, Dvaravati period, eighth century. Bronze, 52 × 15.1 × 12.4 cm. Art Institute of Chicago, 2016.433. Gift of Marilynn B. Alsdorf.


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Panel with Scene from the Life of Krishna (Krishna Lifts Mount Govardhana), Cambodia, Angkor period, eleventh century. Sandstone, 95 × 30.4 × 19.3 cm. Art Institute of Chicago, 2017.88. Gift of Marilynn B. Alsdorf.


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Large Censer, China, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), dated 1673. Porcelain painted in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels (wucai), 17.5 × 32.1 × 32.1 cm. Art Institute of Chicago, 2017.89. Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Fund.

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Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Laura Allen, Chief Curator and Curator of Japanese Art

Qamar Adamjee, Curator of South Asia and Islamic Art

Jeffrey Durham, Assistant Curator of Himalayan Art

Hyonjeong Kim Han, Curator of Korean Art

Li He, Associate Curator of Chinese Art

Forrest McGill, Wattis Senior Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art and Director of the Research Institute for Asian Art

Robert Mintz, Deputy Director, Art & Programs


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Standing Yogi from a Yoga Manuscript of Siddha Siddhanta Paddhati, ca. 1824, India, former kingdom of Jodhpur, Rajasthan state, ca. 1824. Ink, colors, and gold on paper, 46.4 × 41.9cm. Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 2017.4. Acquisition made possible by the George Hopper Fitch Bequest.


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Hakuin Ekaku (Japanese, 1685–1768), One Hand Clapping. Hanging scroll; ink on paper, overall 170.2 × 30.5 cm. Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 2016.53. Gift from the Collection of George Gund III.

Photograph: © Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

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Weng Fanggang (Chinese, 1733–1818), Commentary on the Dingwu Version of the “Preface to the Orchid Pavilion,” Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Horizontal scroll; ink on gold-speckled paper, overall 39.1 × 168.3 cm. Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 2016.256. The Yeh Family Collection.

Photograph: © Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.


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Shiva Ahmadi (Iranian, b. 1975), Ascend, Berkeley, California, 2017. Single-channel video animation with sound, 6:47 min. Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 2017.36. Museum purchase.

© Shiva Ahmadi. Photograph: © Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

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Hwang Samyong (Korean, b. 1960): Pebble (P1501), 2015. Mother-of-pearl and lacquer on fiberglass, 39.1 × 73 × 43 cm. Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 2016.166. Acquisition made possible by Dean and Eliza Cash.

© Crosspoint Cultural Foundation. Pebble (P1602), 2016. Mother-of-pearl and lacquer on fiberglass, 37 × 90 × 51 cm. Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 2016.167. Acquisition made possible by Dean and Eliza Cash. © Crosspoint Cultural...

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ISSN
1944-6497
Print ISSN
0066-6637
Pages
pp. 233-262
Launched on MUSE
2018-11-29
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