In 1991, DePauw received the Arthur E. Klauser '45 Asian and World Community Collection. The gift includes Buddhist art, notably icons and mandalas, objects related to Japanese noh theater and samurai culture, painted screens, and woodblock prints from the 18th and 19th centuries. Selected objects from this collection are displayed in the Shidzuo Iikubo Gallery.
Gifts of Tibetan art donated by Bruce Walker ’53 complement the Asian collection and include an impressive number of 18th-20th century thangka paintings as well as religious and ceremonial objects.
A website and audiotour were developed for the Shidzuo Iikubo Gallery by a DePauw winter term class in 2013. Click here to visit the website.