AAC First Wednesdays | Reverence and Praise: Ancestor Portraits in the Chinese Painting Tradition
Reverence and Praise: Ancestor Portraits in the Chinese Painting Tradition
An Asian Arts Council First Wednesday Gallery Talk
Noon | Art of Asia Galleries
1 pm | Lunch at Palette
Chinese ancestor portraits were once collected by Westerners as mere decoration. In recent years, however, they have begun to receive serious attention as works of art and as devotional paintings. Dr. Claudia Brown, professor of art history Arizona State University and former Museum curator will explore the current scholarship on the subject, discussing featured works from the Museum's collections.