The Philadelphia Museum of Art is well know for it's western paintings and sculpture, but when it come to their Asian art holdings...not so much.
The PMA has a superb collection comprising thousands of examples of Asian art. From Chinese scholars objects to Indian sculpture, they have it all. Recently we did a video focussing just on some of their Chinese porcelains of the late Ming and Qing dynasties.
In the video we also discuss the museums interesting history starting out as a building erected for the Philadelphia 1876 Exposition. Then evolving into a museum which was later replaced by its current facility built in the 1920's. A great museum built by benefactors from day one, now one of the largest in the United states with over 225,000 objects.
We've added a link in the YELLOW boxes on our home page with links to the various categories within the museum's collection. They have a stunning Kangxi porcelain collection in particular.
Among the objects discussed in the video are some of the following shown below.
The video is about an hour long and covers much much more than just the examples shown above.