From the Lands of Asia: The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection
When Americans Samuel and Myrna Myers visited Paris in the mid-1960s, they became so enamored with the city that they decided to make it their home. This was where they built an extraordinary collection that until now has never been exhibited publicly. Over the course of more than 40 years, the Myers assembled some 5,000 works of art that, together, offer a very personal vision of the world of Asian art. This exhibition will present over 400 objects selected from this remarkable collection, with works representing key periods in the history of the art of China, Japan, Tibet, Mongolia, Korea and Vietnam, including objects highly varied in nature, from porcelain, ivory and precious stones such as jade and rock crystal to Buddhist art and Textiles and stunning costumes from Central Asia, Tibet, China and Japan. The astonishing array of works of art in the collection is testimony to Asia's rich cultural heritage and unique customs and offers a broad panorama of Asian history in all its beauty and diversity.