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Asian Arts & Culture Center


God of Longevity, stone, China
Highlights from the Collection
God of Longevity, stone, China.
Gift of Howard & Deborah Chasanow.

The Asian Arts & Culture Center was created in 1971 when local businessman Frank Roberts donated his collection of  Chinese and Japanese ivory sculptures to the university. In the same year, a matching grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities supplemented Mr. Roberts' gift and enabled the center to purchase additional works of art. The Roberts' gift prompted many other collectors to make art donations to Towson University.    

Permanent Collection

The Asian Arts & Culture Center now owns, or has on long-term loan, approximately 600 art objects from China, Korea, Japan, India, Tibet, Nepal, Cambodia, Indonesia and Thailand. The collection includes ceramics, paintings, wood-block prints, textiles, carved ivories, wood, metal and stone sculpture, cloisonné  enamels and furniture. Selected objects are displayed in the Asian Arts Gallery throughout the academic year.


Asian Arts & Culture Center
Center for the Arts, Room 2037 (map)
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.;
Saturday 1 - 4 p.m. (during exhibitions)

Phone: 410-704-2807


Gallery Hours

Gallery Hours:
(during exhibitions)

Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sat., 1-4 p.m.

Closed National Holidays





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410-704-NEWS (6397)

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