Asian art has long been a part of the collection of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts; by 2007, the Asian holdings had grown to nearly 200 pieces. Through generous gifts from patrons and support from the Joy Light East Asian Art Acquisition and Exhibition Fund, the collection of East Asian works has grown by almost 25% over the past five years. With the opening of the Joy Light Gallery of Asian Art in 2010, the KIA is becoming known for its exhibitions of historical and contemporary work from Asian cultures. Included are works on paper, ceramics, and sculpture from both China and Japan.
This exhibition is supported by the Joy Light East Asian Art Acquisition and Exhibition Fund