Gifts of Japanese and Korean Art from the Mary Griggs Burke Collection
September 26, 2015 - May 8, 2016
In March 2015 it was announced that the Japanese art collection of St. Paul native 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. Mia highlights the breadth of this gift with an exhibition featuring more than 170 masterpieces of Japanese and Korean art, from the prehistoric era to the late 1800s. Among them are stunning ink paintings such as Kichizan Mincho’s (1352–1431) interpretation of the bodhisattva Monju, a pair of folding screens of hollyhocks and plum trees by Ogata Kenzan (1663–1743), and a luminous celadon Korean maebyong vessel from the 1100s inlaid with a pattern of a crane amid clouds.
Generous support for “Gifts of Japanese and Korean Art from the Mary Griggs Burke Collection” provided by the Mary Griggs Burke Fund, Gift of the Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation, and the Gale Family Endowment.