Curator of Asian Art
Asian art supports teaching in a wide variety of Oberlin College and Conservatory courses, especially art, art history, and East Asian studies, as well as Chinese, Japanese, history, politics, and religion. Classes regularly visit exhibitions in the AMAM galleries and examine works not currently on view in the Wolfgang Stechow Print Study Room.
Collections curators such as the Curator of Asian Art spearhead acquisitions for the collection, teach in the department of Art History, and collaborate with faculty and students to organize exhibitions and museum-based courses.
Today, the AMAM’s Asian art collection is one of the finest at any undergraduate academic institution in the U.S. Numbering more than 3,000 objects, the collection is strongest in the arts of East Asia, and also includes important holdings of South Asian, Central Asian, and Western Asian art, with superb examples of paintings, scrolls, sculpture, and decorative arts. The AMAM collection of ukiyo-e prints from Japan is renowned both for its quality and for the variety of subjects depicted.
Document Box with Tray, late 19th-early 20th century
Wood, lacquer, and gold
8 9/16 x 14 15/16 x 18 1/2 in. (21.7 x 38 x 47 cm)
Gift of Norbert Schimmel, 1954.89