Chinese Bronzes: Gifts from the collection of David and Inger Duberman


February 12, 2016 – January 1, 2017

Chinese Bronzes: Gifts from the David and Inger Duberman Collection at the Mobile Museum of Art is the first public presentation of thirty Chinese bronzes donated to the Mobile Museum of Art, Inc. in 2015 by former Mobilian David Duberman and his wife.

Collected over the span of fifty years, the bronzes date from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century (Yuan, Ming, and early Qing Dynasties), representing five hundred years of artistry in bronze.  Created for both public and private purposes, the Chinese religious and philosophical traditions of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism are the principal themes of the works along with a selection of cultural symbols, the dragon, fou dog, and phoenix.