A personal recount of the mary griggs burke collection i visited at the metropolitan museum of art

In march 2015 it was announced that the japanese art collection of mary griggs burke, long considered the finest private collection of its kind outside of japan, was bequeathed to the mia and the metropolitan museum of art in new york mrs.

About the collection from 1963 until her passing in 2012, mary griggs burke assembled an unparalleled art collection it was exhibited by the metropolitan museum of art in 1975 and by the tokyo national museum in 1985, the first collection from abroad ever to be shown there. The metropolitan museum of art, mary griggs burke collection, gift of the mary andjackson burke foundation, 2015 photo: courtesy of the metropolitan museum of art the great stylistic transition : this section will demonstrate mrs burke’s fascination with a critical juncture in the history of japanese art, the period of radical transformation in stylistic tendencies between the 16th and early 17th centuries.

In recognition of mrs burke’s generosity, andreas marks, phd, was named the mary griggs burke curator of japanese and korean art the gift joins the museum’s existing japanese art collection that now rises to nearly 8,0000 objects, making it one of the most significant encyclopedic collections of japanese art in the nation. The exhibition is made possible by the mary griggs burke fund, gift of the mary livingstone griggs and mary griggs burke foundation, 2015 generous support for “gifts of japanese and korean art from the mary griggs burke collection” provided by the gale family endowment.

A personal recount of the mary griggs burke collection i visited at the metropolitan museum of art

Masterpieces of japanese art at the met image a 13th-century depiction of fudo myoo, on display in celebrating the arts of japan: the mary griggs burke collection at the metropolitan museum of art.

In march 2015 it was announced that the japanese art collection of mary griggs burke, long considered the finest private collection of its kind outside of japan, was bequeathed to mia and the metropolitan museum of art in new york mrs. Minneapolis institute of art receives historic collection of japanese art, $125m endowment mary griggs burke's bequest will elevate its japanese collection into the top tier of us museums. Burke also bequeathed 320 pieces of japanese and korean art and an additional $125 million to the new york’s metropolitan museum of art, where she was a longtime trustee “it is inconceivable that a collection comparable to hers could be assembled today,” said the met’s director, thomas campbell.

A personal recount of the mary griggs burke collection i visited at the metropolitan museum of art
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