Major Asian Collection To Have Homes In New York, Minnesota

The largest privately held collection of Japanese art outside of Japan is being split up and donated after its owner’s death to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Mary Griggs Burke’s well-known collection is 900 pieces strong, and has long been coveted by museums around the U.S. The announcement comes as the Minneapolis museum is unveiling its new expansion, which includes a major increase in gallery space devoted to Asian art.