Avery Brundage continued to collect until his death in 1975. He bequeathed his remaining Asian art to the museum, making the collection one of the greatest in America. In total, Avery Brundage donated more than 7,700 Asian art objects to the City of San Francisco—all housed at the Asian Art Museum. Aug 16, 2019 · Cranes, by Kano Ujinobu (Japanese, 1616–1669). One of a pair of six panel folding screens; ink, colors, and gold on paper. Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, The Avery Brundage Collection, B60D70+.
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The Avery Brundage Collection, B60B1034. Seated Buddha, 200–300. Pakistan; perhaps Jamalgarhi, Peshawar valley, ancient region of Gandhara. Schist. The Asian Art Museum Docent Program is generously supported by the Dhanam Foundation and Society for Asian Art. Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center. Avery Brundage (/ ˈ eɪ v r i ˈ b r ʌ n d ɪ dʒ /; September 28, 1887 – May 8, 1975) was the fifth President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), serving from 1952 to 1972. The only American to attain that position, Brundage is remembered as a zealous advocate of amateurism and for his involvement with the 19Summer Olympics, both held in Germany.Preceded by: Sigfrid Edström.
The museum owes its origin to a donation to the city of San Francisco by Chicago millionaire Avery Brundage, who was a major collector of Asian art. The Society for Asian Art, incorporated in 1958, was the group that formed specifically to gain Avery Brundage's collection.Architect: Building (1917): George Kelham, Museum . The Avery Brundage Collection, B60B768. The Asian Art Museum Docent Program is generously supported by the Dhanam Foundation and Society for Asian Art. Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture www.asianart.org. 200 Larkin Street San Francisco, CA 94102.