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SOLD OUT – EXHIBITION TALK Zen Art in Historical & Comparative Context

May 15, 2007
SOLD OUT – EXHIBITION TALK Zen Art in Historical & Comparative Context

Tuesday, May 15
6:30 pm


This program is sold out.

The works in Awakenings: Zen Figure Painting in Medieval Japan provide an entrance point for debate on how to understand Zen in historical, artistic and comparative religious context. Three leading American scholars of medieval Japanese and Chinese art explore the broader significance and differing interpretations of the exhibition, providing insight into the art, history, and religion of both Japan and China. The panel features Yoshiaki Shimizu, senior exhibition advisor and Frederick Marquand Professor of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University; Yukio Lippit, co-curator of Awakenings: Zen Figure Painting in Medieval Japan and Assistant Professor of Art and Art History, Harvard University; Gregory P. Levine, co-curator of Awakenings: Zen Figure Painting in Medieval Japan and Associate Professor, History of Art Department, University of California, Berkeley; and Sarah E. Fraser, a leading scholar of Chinese art history and Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Art History, Northwestern University. Moderated by Barbara B. Ford, Curator of Japanese Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Followed by a reception.


Tickets: $12/$10 members, $8 seniors & students.

  • May 15, 2007
  • 6:30 pm