One of the most exceptional collections of Asian art in North America will take center stage when Arts of Asia reopens at the Walters on Sunday, October 1. Highlighting the artistic traditions of diverse cultural regions, this new installation brings together a stunning array of objects from India, Nepal, Tibet, China, Korea, Japan, Myanmar, Thailand, and Cambodia. At its heart is the John and Berthe Ford Gallery, featuring the art of India, Nepal, and Tibet.
Many of the works have come to the Walters as gifts from generous collectors, including John and Berthe Ford, Alexander Brown Griswold, Doris Duke, and Betsy and Robert Feinberg. Curated by Amy Landau, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Curator of Islamic and South & Southeast Asian Art.
Arts of Asia is part of the revitalization of One West Mount Vernon Place, one of five buildings that make up the Walters’ campus. The townhouse reopens in May 2018.
The project has received generous support from the State of Maryland, the City of Baltimore, Baltimore County, and contributors to the annual fund.