MAY 1, 1996 -MARCH 13, 1997
This exhibition of outstanding pieces from the permanent collection of the Museum of Art includes jade carvings, Japanese ivory carvings, and Japanese bronzes from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Dr. J. Herbert Millburn, a Utah physician, generously donated his collection to the museum after many years of studying and acquiring Asian art. These outstanding objects from his collection reflect Dr. Millburn’s abiding appreciation for the cultures of Asia. Many of the selected art objects exemplify work done in the carving workshops of China and Japan during the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. These fine examples include Chinese snuff bottles, Japanese netsuke, elegant jade and ivory carvings, and bronze vases.