Rufus Bird: “Objects of Fashion and Seduction: Mounted Asian Porcelains and Lacquers”

Rufus Bird: “Objects of Fashion and Seduction: Mounted Asian Porcelains and Lacquers”

(audience murmuring) – Hello. Hello. Many thanks to all of you for attending today’s lecture. During the time I was conducting my research for the Frick’s upcoming exhibition that will open in November 16, so in a little bit less than two weeks, And the title of this exhibition is Pierre Gouthiere, Virtuoso Guilder at […]

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LECTURE: Maribeth Graybill, Ph.D. – October 20, 2019

LECTURE: Maribeth Graybill, Ph.D. – October 20, 2019

Good afternoon, everyone. Welcome. Thank you for being here. I’m Brian Ferriso, Director of the Portland Art Museum. Thank you for, again for attending this very special lecture and occasion as we celebrate the outstanding tenure of Dr. Maribeth Graybill, the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Asian art. It was in October of 2006. […]

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Asia Week Episode 9 A GILT BRONZE ‘QILIN’ MAT WEIGHT

Asia Week Episode 9 A GILT BRONZE ‘QILIN’ MAT WEIGHT

My favorite of all the pieces is this wonderful, small, but very heavy gilded bronze chimera mythical beast. This comes from the Western Han Dynasty, roughly 200 B.C. And this is heavy, because it has, in addition to the bronze, it has lead inside because it was made to be used as a weight. In […]

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Daisy Yiyou Wang: “Mammon and the Muse: International Art Dealers and Charles Lang Freer…”

Daisy Yiyou Wang: “Mammon and the Muse: International Art Dealers and Charles Lang Freer…”

– [Voiceover] First of all, I want to thank Inge and her three colleagues for hosting such a wonderful event. It is such a pleasure to be here, with such a esteemed group of colleagues and friends, old and new. First of all, I also want to thank my colleagues Keith Wilson, David Houge and […]

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