The Arthur M. Sackler Museum
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In the 1980s, Asian art began to attract more and more attention. In 1985, The Arthur M. Sackler Museum was opened to meet this need.
The Arthur M. Sackler Museum’s Asian art gallery represents most of the countries and regions of Asia. It holds notable works of ancient Asian art, including Chinese jade and ceramics, Japanese woodblock prints, Buddhist cave-temple sculptures, ancient narrative paintings, as well as artwork from Islamic lands and India.
There are approximately 20,000 artworks, spanning more than 7,000 years, from Neolithic times to the present, and originate from a broad range of Asian civilizations. While The Arthur M. Sackler Museum includes significant ancient artworks from India, Southeast Asia, and Tibet, it is most renowned for its East Asian art, consisting of art from China, Korea, and Japan.
The Arthur M. Sackler Museum has become a vital resource in terms of research for students and specialists not only in Asian art history but also in areas such as archaeology, social anthropology, epigraphy, literature, religion, philosophy, and political science, serving both the academic Harvard community and the public. For more museums in the Cambridge area, click here!