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UMMA Collections : Asian

CHINA
KOREA JAPAN SOUTH ASIA SOUTHEAST ASIA
CHINA KOREA JAPAN SOUTH ASIA SOUTHEAST ASIA
CHINA KOREA JAPAN SOUTH ASIA SOUTHEAST ASIA

Asian Art

UMMA is home to the largest collection of Asian art in the state of Michigan, with more than 4500 objects that range in time from the third millennium BCE to the present and represent cultures from Afghanistan to Java and Japan. Special strengths include Chinese and Japanese painting as well as Chinese and Korean ceramics. India is well represented by religious sculpture and miniature painting, while the holdings in Southeast Asian art are primarily in Buddhist sculpture. The collection is actively growing, with recent major gifts of Japanese prints and textiles, Korean ceramics, Chinese folk art, and Southeast Asian sculpture and decorative arts.