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, 20th century drawings, and religious and ceremonial objects. Highlights from this collection are also on display in the Shidzuo Iikubo Gallery.
Visit our publications page for more information about the Asian art collections at DePauw University.