Kinda makes you wonder what Dr. Richard H. Fuller would think--he being, it seems, the seedbed donor behind the whole enterprise. Would he have preferred to take his beneficence to San Francisco, say, or maybe Shanghai?
Can't answer that one, of course, but I kind of feel for him: this collection is small but for its size surprisingly diverse and representative. Also well curated: instructive labeling of a quality that would not disgrace the best of museums. That's a Tang horse at right, unencumbered by the dramatic pigmentation you expect from Tang statues, but how many artists before Bernini can capture so much dynamic energy? At left is a Buddha at the moment of Enlightenment; perhaps he just discovered that the Vietnam War was not fought between North and South Koreans. Anyway, definitely worth a side trip, even if you are not just killing time.