Ferenc Hopp Museum of East Asian Art


This museum of East Asian art is housed in the former villa of its benefactor and namesake; the pagoda in front gives the game away. Founded in 1919, the museum shows cracking temporary exhibitions from its collection of Chinese and Japanese ceramics, porcelain, textiles and sculpture, Indonesian wayang puppets and Indian statuary as well as lamaist sculpture and scroll paintings from Tibet.

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