One of our favorite discoveries while pounding the pavement in Dallas to develop our team building course was the Crow Collection of Asian Art. If you work in downtown Dallas, we highly recommend taking the 20 minutes to walk their outdoor sculpture garden.
Crow Collection of Asian Art
2010 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201
Here are the highlights from a collection of our photographs from the outdoor sculpture garden. We hope this encourages you to visit the Crow Collection of Art on your own!
Shi of East and West
A pair of imposing guardian lions, both cut in half, with a large glass wall including chinese characters mounted between them. According to the Crow Collection website, the inscription on the glass, “alludes to the nations of China (Zhongguo) and America (Meiguo) and the cultures of East and West, but are placed in the opposite direction from their traditional association, inverting expectations and calling into question these divisions.”
I’ll be honest, I didn’t quite know what I was looking at with this sculpture. Luckily, there was a sign for it that read:
(Mythic Amphibian Animal)
Central Java, Indonesia. Sailendra Dynasty, 9th Century
This is a really cool green phase partially buried in the earth that is built from broken ceramic pieces. The sign for the sculpture reads:
Jean Shin (American, b. 1971 in Seoul, Korea)
Ceramic shards, mortar, and EPS foam
Courtesy of the artist and Cristin Tierney Gallery,NY
We’ll leave it up to you if you decide to ring the giant Japanese bell in the Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas!
Japanese, Edo period (1615-1868)
This was a set of mysterious monks(?) who seemed to be floating across the ground with their brooms. They were our favorite part of the exhibit.
Wang Shugang (Chinese, b. 1960)
This bright red sculpture was right outside the front entrance of the Crow Collection in Dallas. The character is 18′ and literally translates to “enlightened one”, but you’ll find a much more vivid description of the artists intent on the Crow Collection website.
Liu Yonggang (Chinese, b.1964)
Visit the Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas
This was just a small taste of what you can see OUTSIDE the building. When visiting Dallas, or simply taking an hour break from the office, this is an absolutely worthwhile collection to experience. The outdoor sculpture garden is free to visit, while the inside museum has a voluntary (and very small) that they recommend each visitor pays.
Enjoy this unique Dallas activity!