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Asian & Pacific

Australia and Pacific Islands

Australia and Pacific Islands

Melanesian sculpture and decorative arts from Papua New Guinea and contemporary Aboriginal painting from Australia.

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China

China

The largest segment of the Johnson’s Asian art collection, including ceramics spanning five thousand years from the Neolithic period through the Qing dynasty.

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Himalayas

Himalayas

Tibetan and Nepalese art paintings, sculpture, and ritual implements made for Tantric Buddhist use.

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Indonesia

Indonesia

Bronze and stone sculptures from Indonesia’s classical era, architectural and ritual woodcarvings, masks and puppets, and textiles.

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Japan

Japan

The second-largest portion of our Asian collection comes from Japan and fully represents its many artistic traditions.

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Korea

Korea

Ceramics spanning two thousand years as well as metalwork and paintings from the late Joseon period to the present.

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South Asia

South Asia

The art of South Asia is closely tied to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism, three of the world’s major religions founded in the Indian subcontinent.

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Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia

Buddhist art and ceramics from Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Burma comprise the strengths of the Johnson’s mainland Southeast Asia collection.

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West and Central Asia

West and Central Asia

Works of art made for Islamic patrons from West and Central Asia.

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