Arts of Asia Spring 2016: Patronage in Asian Art-Monarchs, Merchants, and Devotees
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Setting the stage for the Emperors’ Treasures special exhibition from the National Palace Museum in Taipei next summer, the Society for Asian Art's Spring 2016 Arts of Asia lecture series will examine the many ways patronage has influenced Asian art. The sponsorship of art by monarchs, merchants, and devotees will be explored throughout Asia. Five of 15 lectures will focus on Chinese patronage from ancient times through several of the most famous imperial dynasties (Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing). Other famous patrons whose taste and commissioned works will be explored include Jayavarman VII (Angkor Wat), the Safavids in Persia, Jahanara Begum (Shah Jahan’s daughter), and even contemporary patrons like the Samsung family.
As always, a distinguished roster of prominent scholars and curators will be delivering these lectures.
Court Patronage in Early China Study Guide
Amy McNair, University of Kansas
Two Pioneers in Art Collecting During Twentieth-Century Korea: Kansong and Hoam Study Guide
Hyonjeong Kim Han, AAM
Double Rams: A Pair of Unusual Shang Bronze Vessels from the Yangzi Region Study Guide
Jay Xu, AAM
Plum Blossoms and Parakeets: Rationales for Imperial Collecting in the Song Dynasty Study Guide, Imperial Art Collecting, Cranes Above Kaifeng
Alfreda Murck, Metropolitan Museum of Art (Research Volunteer)
King Jayavarman VII of Cambodia: Personality and Ideology Study Guide
Hiram Woodward, Walters Art Museum (Curator Emeritus)
Eye to the Future, Eye to the Past: Patronage During the Meiji Era Study Guide
Anne Nishimura Morse, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Courtly Lucknow Art Study Guide
Tushara Bindu Gude, LACMA
Like Father Like Son: The Adventures of Michinaga and Yorimichi as Buddhist Art Patrons in Kyoto in the Time of the Supernova Study Guide
Mimi Yiengpruksawan, Yale University
Patronage During the Yuan Dynasty Study Guide
Ankeney Weitz, Colby College
Jahanara Begam: The 17th C. Mughal Princess Who Could Be King Study Guide Reading Additional Reading
Afshan Bokhari, Wellesley College
Indo-Persian Painter Farrukh Beg Study Guide
Keelan Overton, UCLA (Lecturer in Art History and Independent Scholar)
Patronage and the Purification of All Negative Rebirths in Early Tibet: A View from Dunhuang Study Guide Reading
Jake Dalton, UC Berkeley
Exchange, Indebtedness, and Artistic Production: Artists and Collectors in the Ming Dynasty Study Guide
Dora Ching, Princeton University
Making Merit: Art Patronage During the Pala Period Study Guide
Robert Linrothe, Northwestern University
The Man Who Had Everything - Qianlong as Patron of the Arts Study Guide
Pat Berger, UC Berkeley
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