About \\ Curators

Curatorial profile


Daisy Yiyou Wang, Curator of Chinese and East Asian Art

Joining PEM in 2013, Wang oversees the museum's Chinese, Japanese and Korean collections. Prior to this appointment, she served as Chinese Art Specialist at the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, where she contributed to a number of exhibitions, including Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan (2011), and the artist Cai Guo-Qiang's Explosion Event on the National Mall (2012). Wang's publications cover topics ranging from Buddhist art to contemporary art and the history of collecting Chinese art. Wang is working on a major traveling exhibition with the Palace Museum in Beijing about women in the Forbidden City.

With the goal of sharing the best practices and developing new partnerships, Wang founded the American Alliance of Museums' China Program, the largest annual US-China museum professional exchange program. Wang was a Smithsonian Post-Doctoral fellow, a Getty Museum Leadership Fellow and a grant reviewer for the Getty Research Institute and the Smithsonian. She earned her Ph.D. in Art History from Ohio University, and her M.A. in English Literature and her B.A. in International Law and Affairs from the University of International Relations in Beijing.