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Painting Hills and Hermits: The Art of Reclusion in 17th-Century China

Members-Only Exhibition Lecture
XIANG Shengmo (1597–1658), "Invitation to Reclusion" (detail), 1625–1626, ink on paper, handscroll, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Fund.

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Join art historian Peter C. Sturman, co-curator of The Artful Recluse, as he explores the private world of the scholar-painters who lived during one of the most tumultuous periods of Chinese history — the end of the Ming dynasty and the early years of foreign conquest by the Manchu-ruled Qing dynasty (1644–c.1700).

Peter C. Sturman, professor of History of Art and Architecture at the University of California, Santa Barbara, organized the exhibition and is the editor and a contributor to the accompanying catalogue for The Artful Recluse. At Asia Society, Adriana Proser, John H. Foster Senior Curator for Traditional Asian Art, is the in-house curator for the exhibition.

In conjunction with the exhibition The Artful Recluse: Painting, Poetry and Politics in 17th-Century China (March 6–June 2, 2013).

The museum and AsiaStore are open until 6:30 pm this evening.

The Artful Recluse is part of China Close Up, Asia Society's yearlong programmatic focus on China. Through major exhibitions and programming in arts and culture, policy and business, and education, Asia Society explores China's vibrant past and present as a window onto its exciting future. Details are available at AsiaSociety.org/ChinaCloseUp.


Event Details

Thu 14 Mar 2013
6:30pm - 7:30pm

725 Park Avenue at 70th Street, New York, NY

Free admission. Members only. To reserve tickets or become a member, please call 212-327-9216 or email membership@asiasociety.org.