Treasures of Asian Art: Some New Perspectives on the Traditional Collection

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Lecture on the evolution of the Asia Society's Rockefeller Collection of Asian Art

NEW YORK, October 3, 2016 — In a lecture, Adriana Proser, the John F. Foster Curator of Traditional Asian Art at Asia Society, explores how Asia Society Museum's collection has grown since the original Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd bequest. (1hr.)


In celebration of the forthcoming publication Treasures of Asian Art: The Asia Society Museum Collection, Asia Society’s curator of traditional Asian Art, Adriana Proser, shares how some interpretations of the historical works of Asian art at Asia Society have changed since earlier collection publications, and explores how the collection has grown since the time of the original Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd bequest.

Part of Asia Society Celebrates 60 Years.

Adriana Proser is John H. Foster Senior Curator for Traditional Asian Art at Asia Society Museum in New York. A specialist in Chinese art, she has organized and co-organized over 40 exhibitions featuring diverse works from all over Asia, including the exhibition Pilgrimage and Buddhist Art. Proser has also coordinated and served as in-house curator for international loan exhibitions such as The Buddhist Heritage of Pakistan: Art of Gandhara and Gilded Splendor: Treasures of China's Liao Empire for Asia Society Museum. She has edited and contributed to several catalogues including Buddhist Art of Myanmar (Asia Society Museum and Yale University Press, 2015), Golden Visions of Densatil (Asia Society Museum, 2014), and Pilgrimage and Buddhist Art (Asia Society Museum and Yale University Press, 2010). Proser received her Ph.D. in Chinese art and archaeology from Columbia University. She was formerly Assistant Curator of East Asian Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and has taught East Asian Art History at the University of Pennsylvania, Loyola College in Maryland, and Columbia University.

Event Details

Mon 03 Oct 2016
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
725 Park Avenue at 70th Street
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