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Embracing the Moon—Chinese Ceramic Art, Old and New
at Artic

Yongle Moon Flask, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424), porcelain,
11 3/8 × 9 3/8 × 5 3/8 in. (28.9 × 23.8 × 14 cm.), 2021.30

Lecture:Embracing the Moon—Chinese Ceramic Art, Old and New,
Art Institute of Chicago

In person event, February 23, 2pm (CST)

Join the Art Institute’s Pritzker Chair of Arts of Asia and curator of Chinese art Tao Wang for an in person discussion of two newly acquired Chinese moon flasks.

Though created centuries apart, the Ming Dynasty Yongle Moon Flask (early 15th century) and Fu Yiyao’s The Essence of Light and the Cadence of Rhythm (2010) share striking similarities. Wang provides a closer look at both in this lecture, delving into the history and cultural significance of the moon flask.