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Learn More About Asian Culture and Craftsmanship During The Art of Lacquer Exhibit

Since 1998, the Crow Collection of Asian Art has served as a permanent museum in the Arts District of Dallas, Texas. The Crow Museum of Asian Art inspires and promotes learning and dialogue about the arts and cultures of Asia through our exhibitions, the research and preservation of our collections, artistic and educational programming, and visitor experience and engagement.

Currently on display, The Art of Lacquer exhibit introduces lacquerware objects from the museum’s collections to showcase one of the most enduring and distinctive forms of craftsmanship in the world.

Made from hardened tree sap, the process and techniques used to create lacquer objects are lengthy and at times precarious. Raw, liquid lacquer is extracted from lacquer trees found throughout East and Southeast Asia. The sap is collected by cutting the bark of the tree and scraping off the liquid as it oozes out. Afterwards, the liquid is subjected to a range of recipes and painstaking application techniques.

This exhibition will showcase lacquerware from the Crow Museum of Asian Art that features historical figures, scholars, floral motifs, and a variety of auspicious symbols. Some pieces are coated with more than a hundred layers of lacquer and then carved to reveal a detailed relief. Others demonstrate meticulous applications of mother-of-pearl to produce scenes with the scope of landscape paintings.

We invite you to get to know the rich history of this artistic tradition through a selection of compelling and distinctive pieces from the museum’s collection!

Even though South Pointe Apartments in Dallas, Texas provides you with all of the comfort, convenience, and entertainment you could possibly desire, we encourage our residents to venture outside of our apartment community and explore all that the city has to offer!

Event Time/Date:
Friday, May 31, 2019—11:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Crow Collection of Asian Art
2010 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas 75201

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