“What it really represents is the idea that, if you can understand the art and culture of a country, then you can start to understand the people,” Jennifer Casler Price, the curator of Asian, African, and Ancient American art at the Kimbell Art Museum, said. “You can then start to bridge those gaps. We can’t all necessarily just go live in a country or learn a foreign language, and that is why the Rockefellers wanted to bring this art to America.”
The exhibit features pieces collected by the Rockefellers from Nepal, Cambodia, China, India, Pakistan, Vietnam, Japan and many more countries. Viewers are taken on a journey through history exploring how countries influenced one another and how historical events like the Silk Road affected art and culture.
Editor’s note: Changed “The exhibit features a collection of nearly 300 pieces gathered by the Rockefeller family in the years after World War II” to “The exhibit features 67 of the nearly 300 pieces gathered by the Rockefeller family in the years after World War II.”
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Photo Gallery: Visit Asia through Rockefeller collection at Kimbell Art Museum
by Cristian ArguetaSoto, Fort Worth Report June 22, 2021
Cristian ArguetaSoto is a photojournalist for the Fort Worth Report. His position is supported by grants from the Amon G. Carter and Sid W. Richardson foundations. He can be reached at email@example.com...
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