"Asian Journeys: Collecting Art in Postwar America" Exhibition

Asia Society and Museum

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Asian Journeys considers husband-and-wife collectors John D. Rockefeller 3rd (1906–1978) and Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller (1909–1992) in the context of Asian art collecting in post-war America. One of the most important influences on the couple was their relationship with advisor Sherman E. Lee. Within a span of fifteen years (1963–1978), Dr. Lee, then director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, had helped the couple assemble one of the most highly regarded private collections of Asian art in the United States. The works in their collection were, as Dr. Lee wrote, "tangible reminders" of their extensive travels in Asia, but more than that they collected art that "stirred and lifted" them. Exceptional pieces from East, South and Southeast Asia will be presented within the context of their travels, their personal relationships and the political status of Asian countries, especially Japan, after World War II.

Curated by Adriana Proser, John H. Foster Curator for Traditional Asian Art, Asia Society, with Daisy Yiyou Wang and Jacqueline Ganem, Asia Society Museum Fellows.



from February 10, 2009 to August 09, 2009

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