Japanese and Korean Art
The collection of Japanese art at Mia includes more than 9,000 works, ranging from prehistoric pottery to contemporary photography, and is among the top five collections in the United States. The permanent display space for Japanese art is the largest in the Western world, with 16 expansive galleries and over 10,000 square feet (930 sqm) dedicated to it. The collection includes superb examples of Buddhist and Shintō sculpture, paintings and calligraphy, woodblock prints, textiles, and works of lacquer, bamboo, and ceramics. The Department of Japanese and Korean art has benefited greatly from generous gifts from knowledgeable collectors, like Richard P. Gale, Louis W. Hill, Jr., Elizabeth and Willard “Bill” Clark, and Mary Griggs Burke.
Browse the Collection
Highlights of Japanese Art: Sculpture and Decorative Arts
A wide range of art is on view in Mia’s 16 galleries devoted to Japanese and Korean art. Because they are composed of more durable materials, these highlights are typically on display.
Highlights of Japanese Art: Paintings and Prints
Mia’s collection of Japanese paintings and prints is expansive and full of gems. Due to their fragility, however, they can only be on view for short periods of time. But they are always on view on our website! Here are some of our finest examples.
Mia’s Affinity Groups are a great way for museum members to connect more closely with special areas of art interest, allowing you to delve deeper into the curatorial area of your choice.
The restoration and conservation of artworks in Mia’s collection are ever-present concerns. Art Champions is a program that connects art lovers with artworks that require conservation to be displayed to the public.