Culture Connect Featured Event
The Greenwich Antiques Society, in association with the Connecticut Ceramics Study Circle, will host an illustrated slide lecture, Adoption, Absorption, Assimilation: Foreign Influences in Early Chinese Art, on Monday, January 9th, at 1:00 PM at The Bruce Museum, located at One Museum Drive, Greenwich CT.
Robert Mowry, Curator of Chinese Art and Head of the Department of Asian Art at the Harvard Art Museum, will explore how China’s native artistic traditions evolved as the nation moved from a self-contained entity to a participating member of the known world.
For thousands of year, China was an isolated nation with its own unique culture, experiencing little foreign influence. The creation of the fabled Silk Route allowed China to begin exporting its goods, which also opened the doors to an influx of religious ideals, as well as textiles, and objects of gold and silver from diverse lands such as India, Central Asia, Persia, and Rome. These imported goods and ideologies greatly impacted Chinese art and artists who absorbed these foreign influences, making them their own.
Refreshments and open discussion with Mr. Mowry will follow the presentation. Admission for non-members of The Greenwich Antiques Society or the Connecticut Ceramics Study Circle is $20.
Please call to reserve seats as space is limited: (203) 869-3491