Unintended Consequences: An overview of Objects of Addiction: Opium, Empire and the Chinese Art Trade at the Harvard Art Museums
Zoom Webinar held on December 13, 2023
In collaboration with the Harvard Art Museums, this captivating talk with guest speaker Dr. Sarah Laursen explores her fascinating exhibition, Objects of Addiction: Opium, Empire and the Chinese Art Trade, on view there through January 14, 2024.
Dr. Laursen discusses the entwined histories of the opium trade and the Chinese art market between the late 18th and early 20th centuries and presents a comprehensive timeline of events in China, Europe, and the United States. Moderated by Lark Mason, Jr., their conversation provides historical context to this complex relationship and how the profound effects of acquiring Opium and Chinese art still reverberate today.
Click here to watch the webinar and be sure to catch the exhibition at the Harvard Art Museums before it closes next month!