The Burke Collection

The Mary Griggs Burke Collection

More than one thousand Japanese, Chinese and Korean masterworks spanning five millennia.

About the collection

From 1963 until her passing in 2012, Mary Griggs Burke assembled an unparalleled art collection. It was exhibited by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1975 and by the Tokyo National Museum in 1985, the first collection from abroad ever to be shown there. Learn more...

The printed book

This website is the online companion to Art through a Lifetime: The Mary Griggs Burke Collection, a two-volume catalogue published by the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation and distributed by the Univ. of Washington Press. Learn more...

Highlights of the collection