East meets West – Texas, that is

DALLAS — Something brand new and very old is coming to The Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art in 2008. The museum is hosting Texas Collects ASIA 2008, a yearlong display from other private Asian art collectors all over the state.

The exhibition is divided into four segments: Japanese Art: Jan. 19-April 1; Indian and Southeast Asian Art: April 19-June 24; Chinese Art: July 12-Sept. 30; Contemporary Asian Art and Japanese Folk Art: Oct. 18-Jan. 6, 2009.

East Meets West Texas 1-23.jpgThrough paintings, figures, scrolls, swords and printed screens, the exhibition will provide a glimpse into Asian culture and the appeal that Asian art has to Texas collectors. Nearly 30 families and individuals are loaning their art to the Crow Collection.

Detail of Tengu armor, Japan, Edo period, 1854. Iron, feathers, steel, wood, lacquer, bear fur, vegetable fiber, gold, and fabric. Collection of Ann and J. Gabriel Barbier-Mueller, Dallas.

“The heart of the Crow family is to bring the distant continent of Asia close to home and to share their love, respect and connection with these pieces to Texans,” said Amy Hofland, Director of The Crow Collection. “Texas Collects ASIA 2008 is an explosion of that same concept, statewide.”

The Crow Collection will also host an Asian Art in Texas lecture series in conjunction with the exhibition, fortifying the bridge between East and West through educational public programs.

Hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., extended hours on Thursdays until 9 p.m.

For more information, call 214-979-6430, or go online to www.CrowCollection.org.