Asian Art from the Collection of Dr. Paul and Esther Wang

August 25, 2012 - December 9, 2012

The Wang Collection is among the distinguished collections of East Asian art in Kalamazoo County. Dr. Paul Wang is not only an internationally recognized painter and calligrapher in traditional Chinese style, but he is also an avid collector of Asian art. Building upon the collection of paintings, calligraphies, and prints formed by his father, Wang Shangyi, Dr. Wang began collecting in 1968. Working with reputable dealers and major auction houses, he has expanded the collection to include fine examples of Chinese ceramics, metal sculptures, stone and bamboo root carvings, and ivories.

As we celebrate the second anniversary of the opening of the Joy Light Gallery of Asian Art, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is honored to share a selection of works from the Wang Collection. The exhibition is dedicated in memory of Esther Wang (1937-2012).


CHINESE, MING DYNASTY, 1368-1644, Temple Guardian, glazed ceramic
Chinese, Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644, Temple Guardian, glazed ceramic | Collection of Dr. Paul and Esther Wang
CHINESE, MING DYNASTY, 1368-1644, Temple Guardian, glazed ceramic
CHINESE, QING DYNASTY, Ancestor Portrait, early 19th century. color painting on paper
CHINESE. WESTERN HAN DYNASTY, 206 BC–AD 9,  Three Carved Pottery Amphora with Bronze Bosses, black earthenware
Chinese, Guan Di, the God of Wealth, and His Attendants

CHINESE, HAN DYNASTY, 206 BC-AD 220, Horse, terracotta
Wang Collection Installation
Wang Collection Installation


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