Conversations: Past and Present in Asia and America

John N. Stern Gallery

Through May 21, 2017

Inspired by the AMAM’s 2016–17 theme of time, this exhibition bridges wide temporal and cultural distances, linking the works of artists from China, Japan, Korea, the United States, and Canada, both well-known and anonymous, living and long gone.

In fall 2016, the exhibition will feature paintings and calligraphy that reflect the lasting legacy of the Chinese literati tradition. For the spring 2017 semester, a fresh rotation of works will highlight adaptations by contemporary East Asian and Asian American artists of the graphic sensibilities of Pop Art and Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints, along with the creative reworking of imagery from historical photographs. And on view throughout the year will be contemporary ceramics that respond to various East Asian ceramic styles.

Kevin R.E. Greenwood, Joan L. Danforth Assistant Curator of Asian Art, has organized this exhibition.

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