Richard Blurton named Brayton Wilbur Jr. Memorial Fellow

Program Year: 2012

Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art at the British Museum Mr. Richard Blurton’s research at the Asian Art Museum focused on the visual representations of narrative traditions in Indian and Southeast Asian art in the Museum’s significant collection. He examined the depictions of religious and narrative concepts in the paintings, textiles and sculptures housed in both AAM and the British Museum.

Asia Foundation Trustee Judith Wilbur generously established a fellowship in Asian Art in honor of her late husband and former Trustee, Brayton Wilbur, Jr. The fellowship stems from the Wilburs’ deep interest in Asian art, nurtured through their residence and travel in the region, and their commitment to the work of The Asia Foundation and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (AAM). The two institutions are collaborating in the program’s execution, with AAM identifying qualified fellowship recipients, and The Asia Foundation’s Asian American Exchange unit responsible for overall administration.