A Memento for the Qianlong Emperor: The Myriad Delights of Lake Shi
An Asian Arts Council First Wednesday Gallery Talk
Noon | Singer Hall
1 pm | Lunch at Palette
Join Bill Howard, Phoenix Art Museum Docent and past vice-president of Asian Arts Council, in an exploration of an eleven-page album made for the 18th-century Qianlong emperor to commemorate his visits to Lak Shi. "A Memento for the Qianlong Emperor: The Myriad Delights of Lake Shi" will explore the history behind the album, a topographic analysis of the views, and some questions that remain unanswered.
Bill Howard is an independent researcher who became interested in Asian art during his service in Japan and Korea as a Korean translator for the US Air Force. He has assisted Museum curators in cataloguing the Papp Collection of Chinese paintings.
Admission is included with Museum general admission. A $20, no-host luncheon will held in the Museum restaurant, Palette, following the talk.
Image credit: Hongwu, The Myriad Delights of Lake Shi. Album, late 18th century. 11 leaves, ink and color on silk, and inscribed cherry wood presentation box. Gift of Marilyn and Roy Papp.