Join Adriana Proser, organizing curator of Buddha and Shiva, Lotus and Dragon: Masterworks from the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia Society as she introduces some of the relationships and experiences that led to the emergence of this remarkable collecting couple. A selection of some of the most stunning and telling Asian works they acquired attest to the couple’s quest for quality and purpose. Adriana Proser is Mr. and Mrs. John Quincy Scott Curator of Asian Art at The Walters Art Museum. She holds a Ph.D. in Chinese Art and Archeology from Columbia University. She was Assistant Curator of East Asian Previously, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and for 16 years prior to joining the Walters she was John H. Foster Senior Curator at Asia Society Museum. She has organized and co-organized more than forty exhibitions featuring diverse works from all over Asia. At Asia Society, Proser served as the in-house and cocurator for such exhibitions as The Art of Impermanence: Japanese Works from the John C. Weber Collection and Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection and Pilgrimage and Buddhist Art. Her many publications include Buddha and Shiva Lotus and Dragon: Masterworks from the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia Society (Asia Society, American Federation of Arts, and Hirmer, 2020).
Buddha and Shiva, Lotus and Dragon is on view at NOMA March 6th – May 31st, 2021.
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