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Scholten Japanese Art Exhibits COLLECTING THE MASTER: The Binnie Collection of Hiroshi Yoshida Paintings

Fuji Above Yoshida Village

Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950), Fuji Above Yoshida Village, (Shimo-Yoshida), graphite, ink and watercolor on J. Whatman English watercolor paper; titled at lower right, SHIMO-YOSHIDA, and signed, H. YOSHIDA, ca. 1902-07, 13 3/8 by 20 1/4 in., (33.9 by 51.3 cm)

March 14 – 22, 2024
Asia Week Hours: Mar 14-22, 11am-5pm (appointments appreciated)
145 West 58th Street, Suite 6D

Scholten Japanese Art is pleased to present COLLECTING THE MASTER: The Binnie Collection of Hiroshi Yoshida Paintings, assembled by the prominent contemporary woodblock printmaker, Paul Binnie for this 15th year of Asia Week New York.

Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950) was a Japanese artist, painter and printmaker, widely known throughout the world for his woodblock printed work. Part of the shin- hanga (lit. ‘new print’) movement of the first half of the twentieth century, Yoshida’s prints were produced in the same way as earlier ukiyo-e (lit. ‘pictures of the floating world’); woodblocks would be carved by a specialist artisan following the design of an artist, and then printed in colors by a specialist printer, all under the direction of a publisher, who then undertook to sell the finished product. However, in Yoshida’s case, he eventually employed the carvers and printers directly, acting as his own publisher and even occasionally carving and printing himself.

Aside from this well-known print career, Yoshida had a very active life as a painter and exhibited in a range of Japanese government-sponsored exhibitions, private art society group shows, and commercial galleries. He also exhibited widely embarking on trips to the United States and Europe in his early twenties. Along with friend and fellow-painter, Nakagawa Hachiro (1877-1922), they arranged several exhibitions, primarily of their watercolors, at museums and galleries in the Midwest and New England to great acclaim. Yoshida would continue to make several trips to capture the natural landscapes throughout the United States and Europe.

Hiroshi Yoshida, 1876-1950, New York, (Nyu yoruku), oil on canvas; signed at lower left, H. Yoshida, ca. January – February 1924, painting 24 1/4 by 18 1/4 in., 61.5 by 46.2 cm, frame 29 3/4 by 23 5/8 in., 75.5 by 60 cm

A natural leader and innovator, Yoshida was arguably one of the most influential artists in his time and among later generations as well, as evidenced by this collection. The Scottish artist and printmaker Paul Binnie (b. 1967) began to build a collection of Yoshida woodblock prints and original paintings and drawings around 1989, when he purchased his first landscape print by the earlier master. In addition to the scrolls and fan paintings which feature subjects and motifs seen in Yoshida’s printed works, such as boats on the Inland Sea, and views of Mount Fuji, The Binnie Collection of Hiroshi Yoshida Paintings offers two drawings, four watercolors and eight oil paintings, including the original canvases for three of Yoshida’s woodblock prints, Breithorn, Ghats at Benares and New York.

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Carlton Rochell Asian Art Presents Indian and Himalayan Art

Carlton Rochell Vajrapani Mandala

Vajrapani Mandala, Tibet, 14th/15th century, Distemper on cloth, 25 5/8 x 19¾ in. (65 by 50 cm)

March 14 – 22, 2024
Asia Week Hours: Mar 14, 16, 18-22, 10am-6pm; Mar 15, 10am-5pm; Mar 17, 11am-5pm (otherwise by appointment)
Opening Reception: Friday, March 15, 5-9pm

Adam Williams Fine Art 24 East 80th Street

Carlton Rochell Asian Art is pleased to present paintings, sculptures, and ritual objects from Tibet, Nepal, and India for this year’s Asia Week New York. Many of the works are drawn from international private collections and have been exhibited in various museum exhibitions. Highlights include a group of Tibetan Buddhist paintings (thangkas) which are of outstanding quality. They look forward to inviting you to their exhibition at Adam Williams Fine Art at 24 E. 80th Street.

Carlton Rochell Bhaishajyaguru and VairocanaPost
Manuscript Cover with Prajnaparamita, Bhaishajyaguru, and Vairocana, Tibet, 14th century, Polychrome and gilding on wood, 10½ by 27 in. (26.5 by 68.6 cm.)

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Onishi Gallery Features Inoue Manji / David Stanley Hewett and KOGEI and Art


Inoue Manji (b. 1929, Living National Treasure), Hakuji (white porcelain) Spiral Vase, 2023, porcelain; David Stanley Hewett (b.1967), EN 6, 2023, Kanazawa gold leaf on canvas, 25 5/8 x 25 5/8 in. (65 x 65 cm)

Inoue Manji / David Stanley Hewett
KOGEI and Art
March 14 – 22, 2024
Asia Week Hours: Mar 14-16 & 18-22, 10am-5pm (otherwise by appointment)
Opening Receptions: Thursday, March 14, 5-8pm

521 West 26th Street

In celebration of Asia Week New York 2024, we are pleased to be presenting two exhibitions – Inoue Manji / David Stanley Hewett celebrating Living National Treasure Inoue Manji and Japan based artist David Stanley Hewett and KOGEI and Art, marking the inauguration of KOGEI USA, a non-profit dedicated to the revitalization of Japan’s world-famous KOGEI (art crafts).

In Inoue Manji / David Stanley Hewett, the two artists’ practices convey contrasting aspects of Japanese visual expression. Inoue Manji—a “Living National Treasure” and the embodiment of his country’s dedication to traditional philosophies, materials, and techniques—uses the purity of hakuji (white porcelain) to create works that offer a new perspective on Japanese minimalism, while David Stanley Hewett, an American living in Japan, works in the medium of finest Japanese gold leaf applied to canvas or wood, preserving and re-imagining a heritage of gorgeous decoration with its roots in elite samurai culture.

Nakagawa Mamoru (b. 1947), Living National Treasure, Yubae (Sunset’s Glow), 2013, Vase; cast alloy of copper, silver, and tin with inlays of copper, silver, and gold, H7 1/2 x W12 5/8 x D5 1/2 in. (19 x 32 x 14 cm)

Originally coined to translate the word “craft,” today the term KOGEI has a higher significance, denoting works that, even at their most innovative, use materials and methods that have stood the test of time and reflect an unrivalled dedication to technical perfection and refinement, from generation to generation over many centuries. Works in this exhibition include those in ceramics, metal, and lacquer by both well-established artists and newcomers to the field. Alongside masterpieces by “Living National Treasures” such as Imaizumi Imaemon XIV, Nakagawa Mamoru, Ōsumi Yukie, and Murose Kazumi, the exhibition includes recent work by Rusu Aki and Konno Tomoko, two younger women who are building international reputations with sculptural pieces that combine technical rigor with an inventive approach to materials and processes.

These two exhibitions mark the inauguration of KOGEI USA, a nonprofit dedicated to revitalizing Japan’s world-famous KOGEI (art crafts) under the banner Securing Our Heritage, Nurturing Our Traditions, Building Our Futures. The exhibitions promotes one of KOGEI USA’s key goals: the formation of new creative links between Japanese and non-Japanese masters who share a passion for preserving and handing on the best traditional hand-made arts.

To learn more, click here.

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Thomas Murray’s Collections: Ainu, Boro, Islamic Batiks, Tibetan Rugs, Indonesian Textiles, Indian Trade Cloth, Wrathful Deity Masks

Silk Brocade Medallion Rug

Tibetan Rug with a pattern from a silk brocade, Tibet, Wool foundation, wool pile, Late 19th Century, 32 x 85 in (81 x 215.9 cm)

March 14 – 19, 2024
Asia Week Hours: Mar 14 (Evening by Appointment Only)

Mar 15-19 (by Appointment Only from 10am-6pm)
The Mark Hotel 25 East 77th Street
To schedule a time for a private viewing please call (415) 378-0716

Thomas Murray is offering small collections of highly selected works of art reflecting his discriminating taste, as formed over the last 45 years in Asia.

Presented in online digital catalogs, with introductions and captions, Thomas Murray shares his knowledge and vision! They look forward to welcoming you to their exhibition at The Mark Hotel on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Kaparamip, ‘thin robe,’ Ainu People, Hokkaido, Japan, Late 19th-early 20th Century, Cotton; appliqué, embroidery, 51 x 46 in (129.5 x 117 cm)

To view the Ainu Collection catalog, click here.

To view the Boro Collection catalog, click here.

To view the Tibetan Rug and Textile Collection catalog, click here.

To view the Islamic Calligraphic Batik Collection catalog, click here.

To learn more, click here.

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Asia Week March 2024 Museum Exhibition Guide


Dragon medallion, China, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), 16th century, silk and metallic thread tapestry (kesi), overall: 15 x 15 in. (38.1 x 38.1 cm); Fletcher Fund, 1936 (36.65.33), The Metropolitan Museum of Art

In addition to all the wonderful gallery shows and auction house viewings, start planning your Asia Week schedule with this highlighted list of Asian art museum exhibitions on view in New York City and surrounding areas. Many will have opening receptions or related programs that are also listed on our Online Calendar here.


Installation view of David Breashears’s Mount Everest, Main Rongbuk Glacier, Tibet, China, 2007, Asia Society

February 13 – August 11, 2024

COAL + ICE is an immersive photography and video exhibition that brings together the work of more than 37 photographers and artists from China and around the world, and traces a photographic arc from deep within coal mines to the melting glaciers of the greater Himalaya, and across the globe where rising sea levels and extreme weather events are wreaking havoc. The exhibition brings to life the environmental and human costs of climate change, while also highlighting the innovative solutions that provide hope for a more sustainable future.


Kondō Takahiro (Japanese, born 1958), Reflection: TK Self Portrait, 2010., glazed porcelain, 19 1/16 × 6 3/16 in. (48.5 × 15.7 cm); Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz Collection, © Kondō Takahiro. (Photo: Richard P. Goodbody and John Morgan), Brooklyn Museum

Museum Spotlight: Porcelains in the Mist: The Kondō Family of Ceramicists
December 8, 2023 – December 8, 2024

Porcelains in the Mist brings together sixty-one pieces that celebrate the Kondō family’s innovations and talents. Their early creations range from freehand-painted vases to pure-white jars. Most of the works on view are by Takahiro, who often pairs his “mist,” which he describes as “water born from fire,” with dramatic shapes and textures. Several of these powerful porcelains reflect his personal responses to monumental events, particularly the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated northeastern Japan.

Suneil Sanzgiri: Here the Earth Grows Gold
October 27, 2023 – May 5, 2024

How do we live through and narrate moments of revolution and revolt, and how do we understand these experiences across time and distance? Using imaging technologies to meditate on what it means to witness from afar, Suneil Sanzgiri explores the complexities of anti-colonialism, nationalism, and diasporic identity through his video and sculptural works.


Yang Yongliang, Glows in the Arctic, 2022, two channel 4K video, China Institute

Shan Shui Reboot: Re-envisioning Landscape for a Changing World
March 7 – July 7, 2024

China Institute’s Spring exhibition highlights a new generation of artists who are reinterpreting traditional Chinese landscape painting in the context of today’s global social issues and climate crisis. Featuring the recent work of seven established and emerging artists including Lam Tung Pang, Yi Xin Tong, Kelly Wang, Peng Wei, Fu Xiaotong, Yang Yongliang, and Ni Youyu, many of the exhibit’s more than 40 works are being shown in New York for the first time. Related programs include an artist talk and Asia Week open house weekend on March 21st., lecture and tour of the exhibit. For full details, click here.


Yamaoka Tesshu (1836–1888), Talismanic Dragon, Edo Period (1615-1867 A.D.), hanging scroll(s), ink on paper, 44.5 x 60.3 cm, Japan Society Gallery

None Whatsoever: Zen Paintings from the Gitter-Yelen Collection
March 8 – June 16, 2024

This exhibit explores the origins of Zen Buddhism through over four centuries of ink paintings and calligraphies by painter-monks, who expressed Zen Buddhist teachings through their art, including the celebrated Buddhist master Hakuin Ekaku (1685–1768). It advances Japan Society Gallery’s history of presenting important Buddhist artworks and concepts, including from the 2007 and 2010 exhibitions.



John Pai: Eternal Moment
March 6 – April 18, 2024

This historic retrospective celebrates John Pai’s legacy as a seminal figure in the tapestry of Korean arts in New York City and the world. His life and works reflect the enduring spirit of innovation, artistry, and the rich narrative of Korean history. Included in this landmark show are excerpts from the artist’s oral history with historian Leyla Vural conducted in the summer of 2021, and the unveiling of an intimate cinematic portrait of the artist, commissioned by the Korean Cultural Center New York (KCCNY). There will be an opening reception held on March 6th from 6-8pm.



Jian Yoo | Iridescent Hue
January 25 – April 18, 2024

Working in the precise and fine medium of nacre lacquer inlay – jagae in Korean – Jian Yoo’s iridescent art bridges historical and contemporary, nature and artificial, arts and crafts. Made of thousands of mother-of-pearl pieces layered in intricate patterns, Yoo’s art respectfully acknowledges the long tradition of master craft workers while reinventing the genre with distinctively modern sensibilities. An opening reception will be held on March 14th from 5-7pm.


An Elephant and Keeper, India, Mughal, ca. 1650–60, opaque color and gold on paper; Howard Hodgkin Collection, Purchase, Florence and Herbert Irving Acquisitions, Harris Brisbane Dick, and 2020 Benefit Funds; Howard S. and Nancy Marks, Lila Acheson Wallace, and Friends of Islamic Art Gifts; Louis V. Bell, Harris Brisbane Dick, Fletcher, and Rogers Funds and Joseph Pulitzer Bequest; and funds from various donors, 2022 (2022.187), The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Indian Skies: The Howard Hodgkin Collection of Indian Court Painting
February 6 – June 9, 2024

This exhibition presents over 120 works from the private collection of the British artist Howard Hodgkin. Over the course of sixty years, Hodgkin formed a collection of Indian paintings and drawings that is recognized as one of the finest of its kind including pieces from the Mughal, Deccani, Rajput, and Pahari courts dating from the 16th to the 19th centuries.

Vision and Verse: The Poetry of Chinese Painting
Through June 16, 2024

This exhibition explores some of the ways in which Chinese painters engaged with poetry to build connections and develop layers of meaning in their art. Featuring 90 works drawn almost entirely from The Met’s collection, the exhibition presents a selection of painting, calligraphy, and decorative arts.

Anxiety and Hope in Japanese Art
April 8, 2023 – July 14, 2024

Drawn largely from The Met’s renowned collection of Japanese art, this exhibition explores the twin themes of anxiety and hope, with a focus on the human stories in and around art and art making. The exhibition begins with sacred images from early Japan and ends with a selection of modern woodblock prints, garments, and photographs.

Lineages: Korean Art at The Met
November 7, 2023 – October 20, 2024

In celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of The Met’s Arts of Korea gallery, this exhibit showcases highlights of the Museum’s collection paired with important international loans of Korean modern and contemporary art. Featuring thirty objects, this exhibition fosters a dialogue of ideas that have resonated across time and bound artists together.

Celebrating the Year of the Dragon
February 3, 2023 – 2025

To celebrate this Lunar New Year of the Dragon, this exhibition assembles a remarkable selection of more than twenty works from the Museum’s permanent collection that depict this imaginary animal in various media, including ceramic, jade, lacquer, metalwork, and textile. Together they illustrate the significant role that the dragon plays as a symbol of imperial authority, a dynamic force to dispel evil influences, and a benevolent deity that brings auspicious rain to all life on earth.

Ganesha: Lord of New Beginnings
November 19, 2022 – June 15, 2025

Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati, is a Brahmanical (Hindu) diety known to clear a path to the gods and remove obstacles in everyday life. The 7th to 21st century works in this exhibition trace his depiction across the Indian subcontinent, the Himalayas, and Southeast Asia. Featuring 24 works across sculptures, paintings, musical instruments, ritual implements, and photography, the exhibition emphasizes the vitality and exuberance of Ganesha as the bringer of new beginnings.

A Passion for Jade: The Bishop Collection
July 2, 2022 – January 4, 2026

More than a hundred remarkable objects from the Heber Bishop collection, including carvings of jade, the most esteemed stone in China, and many other hardstones, are on view in this focused presentation.  Also on view are a set of Chinese stone-working tools and illustrations of jade workshops, which introduces the traditional method of working jade.

Embracing Color: Enamel in Chinese Decorative Arts, 1300-1900
July 2, 2022 – January 4, 2026

Enamel decoration is a significant element of Chinese decorative arts that has long been overlooked. This exhibition reveals the aesthetic, technical, and cultural achievement of Chinese enamel wares by demonstrating the transformative role of enamel during the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) dynasties. The more than 100 objects on view are drawn mainly from The Met collection.

Samurai Splendor: Sword Fittings from Edo Japan
March 21, 2022 – Ongoing

This installation explores the luxurious aspects of Edo-period sword fashion, a fascinating form of arms and armor rarely featured in exhibitions outside Japan. It presents a selection of exquisite sword mountings, fittings, and related objects, including maker’s sketchbooks—all drawn from The Met collection and many rarely or never exhibited before.


Artist/maker Unknown, Simurgh Attacking a Gaja-Simha Carrying Elephants, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, Mawar Region, India, Asia, early 19th century, opaque watercolor and gold on paper, 12 5/8 x 9 in. (32.1 x 22.9 cm), Philadelphia Museum of Art

Mythical Creatures: China and the World
December 21, 2023 – June 1, 2025

This exhibition explores the theme of diversity by bringing together mythical creatures from China as well as across Asia and Europe. Representations of paintings, prints, sculptures, ceramics, textiles, and contemporary toy bricks, dating from the 1000s to today illustrate how these fantastical beasts, although sometimes perceived as the same, are quite different.

Collecting Japanese Art in Philadelphia

The 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia was the first world’s fair held in the United States and also the beginning of Japanese art collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Over nearly 150 years that followed, the museum’s Japanese art collection expanded and diversified.  The selection in this installation—ranging from ceramics, metalwork, painting, lacquerware, to contemporary bamboo art—showcase the breadth of Japanese art, and also spotlight the people—collectors, donors, curators—who were instrumental in shaping the collection.


Meena Kayastha, Goddess Varahi, 2023, traditional Nepali door, papier-mache, pliers, nails, coins, keys, jewelry, bell, discarded vehicle metal parts, 58 x 28 x 9 in.; photo courtesy of Meena Kayastha, Bhaktapur, Nepal; Roshan Pradhan, New World, 2021, acrylic on canvas, 183 x 152.5 cm; photo courtesy of Sangeeta Thapa, Founder Director Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal; Shushank Shrestha, Male Guardian Lion Dog (one of a pair from Two Guardian Lion Dogs), 2023, ceramic, in glaze lustre; 52 × 27 × 44 in.; photo courtesy of Shuhank Shrestha, Massachusetts, USA, Rubin Museum of Art

Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now
March 15 – October 6, 2024

On the occasion of the Rubin’s 20th anniversary, Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now transforms the entire Museum with new commissions, some site-specific, and existing works juxtaposed with objects from the Museum’s collection, inviting new ways of encountering traditional Himalayan art. Through a wide range of media, the artists explore their personal and collective histories and call attention to themes such as the fluidity of identity, spiritual practices, sense of belonging, grief, memory, and reclamation. There will be an opening reception on March 15 from 6-10pm as well as free admission throughout the weekend of March 16-17.

Gateway to Himalayan Art
June 11, 2021 – October 6, 2024

Gateway to Himalayan Art introduces viewers to the main forms, concepts, meanings, and traditions of Himalayan art represented in the Rubin Museum collection. It is organized and presented in thematic sections: Figures and Symbols, Materials and Techniques, and Purpose and Function.

The Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room
October 11, 2019 – October 6, 2024

Since it first opened, the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room has been one of the most popular installations at the Rubin Museum, providing an immersive experience inspired by a traditional shrine. Art and ritual objects are displayed as they would in an elaborate private household shrine, a space used for offerings, devotional prayer, rituals, and contemplation.

Masterworks: A Journey Through Himalayan Art
January 29, 2021 – October 6, 2024

This regularly changing exhibition at the Rubin explores major strands in the development of Himalayan art, covering a period of over one thousand years and featuring objects drawn primarily from the Rubin Museum’s collection.



John W. Winkler, Busy Street in Chinatown (1915), etching, 6 x 7.5 inches, Courtesy of the Rivolo Collection

John W. Winkler: The Chinatown Etchings
March 1 – May 19, 2024

John W. Winkler: The Chinatown Etchings explores forgotten scenes of San Francisco’s Chinatown from 1916 to 1923. Through John W. Winkler’s exceptional etchings, the exhibition unveils a crucial chapter in early Chinese immigration history in the United States. Featuring 81 evocative etchings, the exhibition serves as a visual time capsule, capturing the essence of daily life in the heart of an early twentieth-century Chinatown. Related programs include an opening reception, lecture and tour of the exhibit during Asia Week. For full details, click here.


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Book Your Next Wellness Journey with Songtsam


A mental healing activity at a Songtsam retreat, which focuses on recognizing the inherent infinite potential and teaches how to cultivate your inner power.

Begin your New Year with a restorative wellness journey at one of Songtsam’s Retreats and Wellness Immersion Experiences. Songtsam believes that the greatest importance when traveling is to awaken one’s inner power and to inspire its potential by connecting with nature, local cultures, and communities. To achieve this goal, they offer a range of activities, such as traditional Tibetan meditation, mindfulness yoga, physiotherapy, spirited mountain hikes, and Tibetan medicated baths and spa therapies to help you discover the true source of happiness.

Yun Cao, Vice General Manager at Songtsam, is responsible for developing a wellness experience curated for its guests that is in keeping with Songtsam’s core values in which wellness is about “transforming one’s lifestyle to a healthier lifestyle and a spiritually uplifting experience.” Not only has Yun Cao studied with traditional spiritual mentors in Nepal and India, but she attended Fudan University in Shanghai, Yale University in Connecticut, the University of Melbourne, and the University of Sydney. “In Tibetan culture,” explains Yun Cao, “we have a retreat tradition which involves a separation from distracting routine life to train the mind to transform the negative karma (inherent mental habits and actions) and display its inherent positive qualities.”

To learn more and book your next wellness experience, click here.

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Spend your Next Holiday at Songtsam’s Rumei Lodge


Songtsam’s Rumei Lodge is set next to the mountain-home of the upper Mekong River

For a unique and idyllic holiday, escape to the natural beauty of Tibet and stay at the Songtsam Rumei Lodge. At an altitude of 2,600 meters, this remote oasis is situated at the first stop on the road from Yunnan to TAR on Songtsam’s Tea Horse Road Expedition. Nestled away in a valley, the lodge is located next to Zhuka Village in the north and vast farmland in the south.

From the window of Songtsam’s Rumei Lodge overlooking snow-capped mountains

Guest rooms all face the Lancang (Upper Mekong) River, ensuring beautiful views of the natural stream outside and the green, verdant terraces nearby. The lodge embraces bright colors such as green, yellow, white, and peacock blue, mirroring the colors of the sky and surrounding snow-capped mountains, rivers, and fields.

Partake in one of the many activities offered for Songtsam guests, such as visiting a nomadic village ranch at Maiba pasture to learn about life of traditional Tibetan herdsmen and enjoy a picnic of local dishes and fresh yak butter tea or venture on a relaxing hiking trip escorted by local people either on horseback or on foot. With the diverse altitude changes you are able to experience different views of the surrounding landscapes and villages. When you finally reach the top, admire and take in the breathtaking views over a cup of handmade coffee and a slice of cake.

To learn more, click here.

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The Met Opens New Show and Events at Charles B. Wang Center

Gourd-shaped ewer decorated with waterfowl and reeds, early 12th century, stoneware with carved and incised design under celadon glaze, h. 10 1/2 in.(26.7 cm); w. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm), Fletcher Fund, 1927; Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Check out the events happening this week at The Met and Charles B. Wang Center.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Lineages: Korean Art at The Met
November 7, 2023 – October 20, 2024

In celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of The Met’s Arts of Korea gallery, their new exhibition, Lineages: Korean Art at The Met, opens today highlighting the Museum’s collection paired with important international loans of Korean modern and contemporary art. This juxtaposition of historic and contemporary artworks—from twelfth- and thirteenth-century celadons to futuristic cyborg sculptures made in the 2000s—displays the history of Korean art in broad strokes through four intertwined themes—lines, people, places, and things. Featuring thirty objects, this exhibition fosters a dialogue of ideas that have resonated across time and bound artists together.

To learn more, click here.

Wang Events

Charles B. Wang Center Events This Week

Guided Gallery Tour by Sungsook Hong Setton
Wednesday, November 8, 2023 from 12:00–12:30pm

Learn more about the world of contemporary ink painting in this free guided gallery tour of their featured exhibition, Park Dae Sung: Ink Reimagined, hosted by acclaimed local ink painter Sungsook Hong Setton.

Lecture and Book Signing: Photography and Korea
Thursday, November 9, 2023 from 1:00–2:00pm

Dr. Jeehey Kim, a historian of photography, will present an enthralling lecture on her newly published book Photography and Korea and recount the historical development of Korean photography, its milestones, and its key figures.

The Art of Ink: Line Drawing Workshop
Friday, November 10, 2023 from 2:00–4:00pm
Limited to 30 people; Advance reservation is required

Join in this immersive, hands-on experience and explore the versatility of line-drawing techniques using the timeless medium of ink with New York–based calligrapher Aram Yoo Sung Lee. All skill levels welcome.

To learn more and sign up, click here.

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Last Lecture on The Celestial City: Newport and China at Rosecliff

Chin Too family with unidentified Chinese consular official, unknown location in Rhode Island (private collection)

The Preservation Society of Newport County Fall Lecture Series
Exclusion, Rhode Island, Kinship: Making Your Own Chinese Family
Thursday, November 9, 2023
6:00pm – 7:00pm EDT
Live at Rosecliff and via Zoom Video Conference

In conjunction with The Celestial City: Newport and China exhibit at Rosecliff, this Fall Lecture Series explores different aspects of the Chinese-American experience and the many ways life in Newport and America was influenced and enriched by people of Chinese heritage.

This last lecture of the series invites Dr. John Eng-Wong, Visiting Scholar in American Studies at Brown University, to speak about the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, the first time that people of a specific heritage were banned from immigrating into America. He will discuss how laws and social practices impacted Chinese family formation and reunification during this period and beyond. Drawing from adoption archives, Chinese Exclusion era documents, memoirs, articles and interviews with descendants, Dr. Eng-Wong will describe how exclusion unfolded in Rhode Island and illustrate how several Chinese-descent families from Providence and Newport negotiated these impacts. Almost everyone begins in a family. These chronicles explore the complications when the road forward from birth is disrupted, or not.

To learn more and register, click here.

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Ralph M. Chait Galleries Exhibiting at the Annual Delaware Antiques Show

Chinese Painted Pottery Equestrian Figure, Northern Wei Dynasty, AD 86-535, H:10 ¾ inches (27.3 cm)

Delaware Antiques Show
Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington
Booth, No. 31

Dates and Hours:
Gala Preview Party: November 9 from 5-9pm
Public Dates: November 10-12, 2023
Hours: Friday and Saturday 11am-6pm; Sunday 11am-5pm

Ralph M. Chait Galleries is delighted to exhibit at this year’s Delaware Antiques Show as it celebrates its 60th Anniversary. They will bring a wonderful variety of fine Chinese porcelain, works of art, and export silver. Be sure to visit them at Booth, No. 31 located near the center of the main exhibition room.

To learn more, click here.

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