Explore East Asian art in a different and provocative way when contemporary design meets traditional forms in Forming Design in East Asian Art.

Featuring objects from the ROM’s East Asian collections, this exhibit displays both ancient and modern artifacts from multiple countries together including China, Japan, and Korea. With a focus on design and visual impact, the function, cultural affiliation and origin of these objects takes a backseat to colour, shape, and form.

Developed as an experimental gallery with audience input, this work-in-progress exhibit invites visitors to engage with Asian art from a fresh and creative perspective, and provide the Museum with feedback on their experience. Your comments will help us design the final space in April, 2017. This contemporary approach challenges us to not only rethink our understanding of East Asian art and culture, but exhibit design as well.