Exhibiting Asia in the 21st Century
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Jan 10, 2012
Exhibiting Asia in the 21st Century is an occasional lecture series inaugurated in 2012 to honor the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.
Today, globally engaged exhibiting of Asian art involves challenges never imagined when our museums and disciplines were established. Why does the aura of objects remain important in an era of virtual learning? What is the impact of 24/7 exhibition cycles on curators? Why is it urgent to reexamine the historical roots of current collections and intellectual frameworks? How do museums present objects as simultaneously “icons” and “artworks”? Who interprets Asian art? Answers to these and other pressing questions will be explored in talks delivered by leading experts in the field.
The series is organized by the Curatorial and Scholarly Programs Departments of the Freer|Sackler.
Religion in the Gallery: Two talks followed by a conversation
Thursday, May 24, 2012
On the Look and Logos of Zen Art Modernism
Gregory Levine, associate professor of the art and architecture of Japan and Buddhist visual cultures, University of California, Berkeley
Settings or Shrines? Displaying Tibetan Art
Katherine Anne Paul, curator of the arts of Asia, Newark Museum
The Gulshan Album: The Collections of a Young Prince
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Milo Cleveland Beach, former director of the Freer|Sackler
Contemporary Art in the Middle East
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Glenn D. Lowry, director of the Museum of Modern Art
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