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Asian Crossroads

Influence and Interaction Along the Maritime Silk Road

On View:
Saturday, February 9, 2019 — Sunday, May 19, 2019


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Organized around the theme of the maritime Silk Road, this exhibition provides a fresh perspective through a sweeping narrative about trade, commerce, and exchange of creative ideas throughout Asia from the 10th to 17th centuries. The Silk Road was an ancient land and sea route over which ideas and goods flowed. The three main sections of the exhibition focus on archaeology, trade, and belief systems, and include objects from India, China, Southeast Asia and, more broadly the archipelagos of Indonesia, the Philippines, and Japan.

The exhibition is guest curated by Brian Dursum, Director Emeritus, Lowe Art Museum. During the past two years, Dursum has conducted extensive research about the arts of Asia collection at the Frost Art Museum.

This exhibition was made possible through the generous support of the Jane Hsiao Asian Art Endowment.

Image Caption: “Bleu de Hue” Dish, 19th century, Qing Dynasty, 1644-1911, porcelain, underglaze cobalt blue, 1 ¼ x 7inches dia., Gift of Brian A. Dursum, FIU 2018.15.3

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