Asian Art

Permanent Installation

Discover 2,000 years of innovation by Chinese artists from 2nd century BCE to today in this presentation of the Asian art collection. Two galleries feature ceramics, furniture, and painting, as well as bronze, jade, and lacquer objects that showcase the beauty and strength of Chinese art.

In the north gallery, explore a thematic survey of Chinese high-fired ceramics from the 9th to 19th century used to store or prepare food, serve meals, drink wine or tea, practice calligraphy or painting, or decorate the study or family altar.

In the south gallery are objects and images related to China’s Taoist, Confucian, and Buddhist spiritual traditions emphasize the importance of the temple and the tomb in Chinese artistic tradition.

Curated by

Frances Klapthor, Associate Curator of Asian Art

A statue of an angry camel with two humps.

Striding Camel. Early 8th century. China. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Gift of David K.E. Bruce, BMA 1956.148