Art Over Lunch: The Meiyintang CollectionVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Chinese Ceramics in the Museum Rietberg
Like the blue sky after rain’, ‘like the spirit of a cloud rising to the heavens’, ‘like scattered stars and a serene moon’. With words such as these, Chinese poets and connoisseurs praised the ceramics of the Song dynasty (960–1279). To this day these exceptional pieces continue to captivate viewers thanks to their pure perfection, simple elegance, and breathtaking beauty.
The Museum Rietberg is privileged to host a superb selection of more than six hundred pieces from the world-renowned Meiyintang Collection, that showcase the development of Chinese pottery and ceramic art from its beginnings in the Neolithic era up to the thirteenth century.
This tour will take you through 4000 years of ceramic history, focusing on the importance and meaning of this fascinating art for Chinese culture.
Alexandra von Przychowski is curator for the Arts of China and the Himalaya region at the Museum Rietberg. She joined the museum in 1997 after completing her studies in East Asian art history and sinology in Heidelberg and has since then participated in several exhibition projects and published extensively on diverse topics.
We have a very limited number of tickets. In order to avoid no-shows, a CHF 50 no-show fee will be charged if you do not cancel your registration until 24 hours before the event the latest.
About Art over Lunch
Art over Lunch is a monthly event series for members of Asia Society Switzerland. Each time, we visit an exhibition or a special part of a collection with artists, curators and experts for 45 minutes. The tours are designed to give members a different view on the vast troves at the museums and galleries in the city of Zurich and provide an opportunity to mingle and discuss.
Art over Lunch is made possible with the support of the private bank Bergos.
Due to limited capacity, there will be two separate tours on the same day (12:00-12:45, 13:00-13:45). Choose your preferred tour at the checkout below. A brown bag lunch will be provided after the tour.
For event details visit https://asiasociety.org/switzerland/events/art-over-lunch-meiyintang-collection Museum Rietberg Gablerstrasse 15 8002 Zürich (MAP)