Former Mobilian gifts Chinese bronzes to Mobile Museum of Art

Posted on: February 3rd, 2016

Chinese Bronzes: Gifts from the David and Inger Duberman Collection
Opens February 12, 2016

Chinese Bronzes: Gifts from the David and Inger Duberman Collection, opening February 12, 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.

The Mobile Museum of Art will close to the public Thursday, February 11, at 5 p.m. and open at 6 p.m. for a private, members-only reception and preview. The exhibition will open to the public the following day, February 12, at 10 a.m., and remains on view until June 19, 2016 in the Altmayer and Langan Galleries.

This exhibition has been made possible by grants from the city of Mobile, Deepwater Horizon Claims Administration, Alabama State Council on the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts.