A Curator’s View: Chinese Enamels from the Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties
Béatrice Quette
Musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris

Date

Friday, January 28, 2011

Time

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Place

BGC Gallery, 18 West 86th Street

COST

$20.00 General Admission
$15.00 Students and Seniors

Registration is required to guarantee seating. Please contact, 212.501.3011, programs@bgc.bard.edu

Description

Please note: The date/time of this event, originally scheduled for Thursday, January 27 at 6:00 p.m. has been changed to the January 27 at noon because of weather conditions.

Cloisonné, the technique of applying brilliant enamel ornament to metal, reached its peak in China beginning in the fourteenth century. In this gallery talk, curator Béatrice Quette will discuss the issues and ideas associated with cloisonné in both the imperial and religious contexts. Concentrating on a selection of works in the exhibition, Quette will explore aspects of function, imagery, and symbolism that distinguish Chinese cloisonné.

Béatrice Quette is head of education at the Musée des Arts
décoratifs, Paris, and curator of the Cloisonné exhibition.

 

Registration is required to guarantee seating. To register, please call 212.501.3011 or e-mail programs@bgc.bard.edu

 

 


Event, Gallery Talk