|JAMES C. WATT|
Brooke Russell Astor Chairman Department of Asian Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Regional expertise: China
|James C. Y. Watt is the Brooke Russell Astor Chairman of the
Metropolitan Museum’s Department of Asian Art. He has worked at the
Museum for 25 years. Previously he was Curator of Asiatic Art at the
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (1981–85), and Curator of the Art Gallery,
Chinese University of Hong Kong (1971–81). Watt planned and installed
the Charlotte C. Weber Galleries for the Arts of Ancient China, which
opened in 1987, and the Florence and Herbert Irving Galleries of Chinese
Decorative Arts, which opened in 1997. He has also organized numerous
exhibitions at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.|
Watt, James C., The World of Khubilai Khan: Chinese Art in the Yuan Dynasty, New York 2010.
Watt, James C., Anne Wardwell, When Silk was Gold—Central Asian and Chinese Textiles, New York 1998.
Watt, James C., Chinese Jades from Han to Ch’ing, New York 1980.