Arts of Asia Lecture Series

When:
Friday, April 20, 2018
Instructor:
Instructor of Record: Dr. Patricia Berger, UC Berkeley

The Arts of Asia lecture series continues the second part of a two-semester exploration of the centuries of active exchange of art and ideas across cultural borders. The arts have been ambassadors of the cultures that produced them, inspiring curiosity, desire, new markets and technological espionage.

The 14 lectures in Spring 2018 will cover the lives of famous Buddhist images, how East met West under the Mongols, the transmission and cultural impact of metallurgy across Eurasia, architecture and aesthetics in the Ottoman Empire, Chinoiserie and Japonisme, 18th-century exchanges in garden arts, the Empress of China and the...

When:
Friday, August 17, 2018
Instructor:
Instructor of Record: Sanjyot Mehendale, UC Berkeley
‘Steppe’ into the past on a cultural journey covering half the globe and 2500 years, from the first millennium BCE to the Qing period. Explore the art styles, cultural legacies and religions of lost kingdoms and mercantile communities along the so-called silk road. The cultural encounters along the trading networks facilitated the spread of ideas and development of artistic expressions.
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