Collecting Asian Art at Princeton


Collecting Asian Art at Princeton


Thursday, April 16, 2020


5:30 PM EDT

Collecting Asian art in the West has a long and storied history that closely parallels shifts in history, diplomatic relations, and fashion. Join curator Zoe Kwok, live online ( as she discusses the history of the Princeton University Art Museum's renowned collection of Asian art and introduces highlights from China and Japan.

About the curator: Zoe S. Kwok joined the Art Museum in 2013 and is a specialist in Chinese art history. She has a BA in history and art history from Wellesley College, as well as an MA in east Asian studies from Harvard University, and received a PhD from Princeton University in 2013. Prior to joining the Art Museum, Kwok was an adjunct visiting professor at Franklin & Marshall College. She has also worked at the National Palace Museum, Taiwan, and was a Fulbright Fellow in China.

About the Asian art collection: The collection of Asian art includes diverse materials from China, Japan, Korea, Southeast and Central Asia, and India, dating from Neolithic to present times. The strengths of the collection are in Chinese and Japanese art ranging from Neolithic pottery and jade, ancient ritual bronze vessels, ceramics, lacquerware, metalware, and sculpture to woodblock prints, painting, and calligraphy.

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