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Robert Mowry on Ceramics in Korea and China, the Rockefeller Collection, and Treasures of Asian Art

Founders Series

Reception to follow.

Few are more qualified than renowned art historian Robert Mowry to speak on one of the finest collections of Asian art in the country.

An expert on Chinese and Korean art, Mowry is the Alan J. Dworsky Curator of Chinese Art and Head of the Department of Asian Art at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum at Harvard University. Significantly, he was also the first curator of the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection of Asian art and in 1981 organized the inaugural installation of the collection at Asia Society New York. Treasures of Asian Art, on view in the Texas Center’s Louisa Stude Sarofim Gallery through October 7, 2012, comprises 60 of the finest pieces from the Rockefeller Collection.

Mowry will discuss the exhibition’s Chinese and Korean ceramic works, putting them in the context of ceramic art’s evolution in East Asia.

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Covered Jar, China, Jiangxi Province, Ming period, Jiajing era, 1522 - 1555
Porcelain painted with underglaze cobalt blue and overglaze enamels (Jingdezhen ware)
Asia Society, New York: Mr. and Mrs. John D Rockefeller 3rd Collection, 1979.192a,b


Event Details

Sat 16 Jun 2012

1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004

Asia Society members $5; nonmembers $15; seniors/students with ID $10; links to purchase tickets below event description.