c Lion, China, Tang dynasty (618–907 AD), Marble, From the Lands of Asia, Photo by Thierry Ollivier


March 04, 2018 to August 19, 2018
12:00 AM


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March 4 through August 19

On view in the Renzo Piano Pavilion, 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.

When Americans Samuel and Myrna Myers visited Paris in the mid-1960s, they became so enamored with the city that they decided to make their home there. 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.

The exhibition revolves around a passion for Asia and covers a broad historical range, from the Neolithic era to modern times. The objects are also 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.

This exhibition is organized by the Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex, Montréal, Canada.

Open 10am–5pm Tue–Thu and Sat; 12–8pm Fri; 12–5pm Sun. Closed Mon.
$14 adults; $12 seniors and students; $10 children 12 and younger. Admission is half-price all day on Tuesdays and after 5pm on Friday.
Image: c Lion, China, Tang dynasty (618–907 AD), Marble