The Asia Society's renowned permanent collection of Asian art is built around a core of works collected by John D. Rockefeller 3rd and his wife, given to the society in 1978.
The society is marking its 40th anniversary by sending selections of the collection on tour for the first time. Among works traveling around the country are objects dating from the 13th century B.C. to the 19th century A.D. - sculptures in bronze, stone, wood and ivory; porcelain, ceramics and paintings."Treasures from the Asia Society" will be at the Paine Webber Art Gallery in New York City through Dec. 6.
"An Enduring Legacy: Masterpieces from the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection of the Asia Society," may be seen in varying combinations at:
- Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Oct. 27-Jan. 19, 1997.
- San Diego Museum of Art, April 19-June 15, 1997.
- Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, July 11-Oct. 12, 1997.
- The Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh, Nov. 13, 1997-Jan. 25, 1998.
- "Treasures of Asian Art: Selections from the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection," at the Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, February-April 1997.