Anne Rose Kitagawa. ‘Myriad Treasures’: Celebrating the Renovation and Reinstallation of the Soreng Gallery of Chinese Art
The Betty and John Soreng Gallery of Chinese Art at the University of Oregon’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) has undergone a long-awaited renovation (Fig. 1). Generous donors provided support to enhance the space to align better with the high quality of the collection. ‘Myriad Treasures’, the inaugural installation in the newly refurbished gallery, features 113 objects spanning four millennia of Chinese history from the museum’s legacy collection along with recent acquisitions. The works include Neolithic to 19th century ceramics, ancient and archaistic bronze vessels, Buddhist art, literati and professional paintings and prints, examples from the museum’s superlative collection of Chinese textiles, calligraphy, decorative art, and a few modern and contemporary paintings, posters and photographs.