Ceramics and Tea: The Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas Shows Off Both

The Crow Collection of Asian Art has temporarily shrunk. Construction has begun on renovations that will transform all aspects of the museum as it nears its 20th anniversary in December. In the one gallery still intact, a new exhibit just opened. "Earthly Splendor: Korean Ceramics from the Collection" displays 53 ceramic pieces from the Crow's permanent collection. There's stoneware from the early Three Kingdoms period (57 BCE-935 CE); celadon wares from the Goryeo dynasty (918-1392); and porcelains from the Joseon dynasty (1392-1910).Dr. Jacqueline Chao, curator of the exhibit and curator of Asian Art for the Crow, conducted a tour of the artwork Saturday. The ceramics, she noted, came from Jerry Lee Musslewhite of Arp, Texas. After college, Musslewhite took a position as art instructor with the U.S. Army in South Korea. He stayed for 25 years and became an avid collector of Korean artwork. He donated his artwork to share his love of Korea with museum visitors.  Continue reading...

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