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When:
Saturday, August 24, 2019

Suzanne Lecht will be telling her personal story about living in Vietnam and the artists that she met. She will also talk about the art scene in Vietnam.

Suzanne Lecht is the Art Director of Art Vietnam Gallery. While living in Tokyo in the early 1990’s, Suzanne was captivated by images of the works of Hanoi’s “Gang of Five,” early pioneers of contemporary art in Vietnam. Compelled to move to Hanoi to follow her dream, Suzanne has been working with Vietnamese artists since the day she moved from Tokyo to Hanoi in January 1994, a year and a half before diplomatic relations were restored between Vietnam and the U.S. Her first...

When:
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Instructor:
Yi Song-mi
This year marks the 600th anniversary of the beginning of King Sejong's reign. This lecture highlights several of his illustrious achievements beginning with his invention of han’geul, the phonetic Korean writing system. His other achievements to be discussed are: creation of scientific devices (rain gauge, celestial globe); enacting regulations for the Five Rites of the State; creation of Korean ceremonial court music; innovation in calendric system; development of the moveable metal type called eulhae-ja (1455) for printing the Veritable Records of King Sejong.
When:
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Instructor:
Julia M. White
Hinges: Sakaki Hyakusen and the Birth of Nanga Painting is the first U.S. exhibition to focus on the art of Sakaki Hyakusen (1697-1752), the founding father of the Nanga school of painting in Japan, and his relationship to Chinese painting of the Ming and Qing dynasties. The exhibition highlights the extensive conservation of Mountain Landscape, an eighteenth-century pair of six-fold screens by Hyakusen. A gift of the late Professor Emeritus James Cahill, one of the world’s leading authorities on Nanga painting, Mountain Landscape was recognized by Cahill as a masterpiece.
When:
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Instructor:
Thomas Murray
Textiles are an eloquent form of cultural expression and of great importance in the daily life of Japanese people, as well as in their rituals and ceremonies. Thomas Murray will speak to us about his Textiles of Japan collection, composed of hand-made textiles used by country people, farmers, and fisherman. He will offer insight into Japan's complex textile history, discussing the Mingei Movement's philosophy that inspired his collecting, and warned that modernization would leave behind hand weaving and dyeing, encouraging the preservation of the craft and the traditional textiles.
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