Tuesday, May 12, 2020
10:30 am–12:00 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
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Add to Calendar 2020-05-12 10:30:00 2020-05-12 12:00:00 Wider Horizons of Chinese Arts: Visual Culture in the Villages 05/12/2020 10:30 am Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Women in northern China stitch together patchwork door curtains to keep out winter drafts or carve delicate paper-cuts to paste on windows. Each integrates traditional techniques passed down for generations with her own personal aesthetic and personality. Self-taught painters also contribute their works to family halls and house exteriors. Though art historians never recorded these artists' names, many of their works remain artistically successful self-expressions that deeply resonate and touch viewers. Explore the wide variety of techniques (paper-cuts, embroidery, patchwork) practiced in villages, as well as works in more classically recognized art techniques (brush and ink, oil painting, and calligraphy) by self-taught artists, and examine changing attitudes towards these artists.

Nancy Berliner, Wu Tung Curator of Chinese Art

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