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Saturday, March 3, 2018
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth
Symposium celebrating the opening of the exhibition, From the Lands of Asia:
The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection.
- Jean-Paul Desroches, Senior Curator of the French National Patrimony: “A Quest for Asian Art: The Spirit of the Myers Collection”
- Filippo Salviati, Professor, Department of Oriental Studies, “La Sapienza” University, Rome: “Radiant Stones: The Importance of Jade in Chinese Culture”
- John E. Vollmer, Independent scholar: “Silk: Conspicuous Consumption and Lucrative Trade”
- Sam Myers: “Stories for My Children and Grandchildren: a conversation with Jean-Paul Desroches and Jennifer Casler Price”
The exhibition in the Renzo Piano Pavilion will run from March 4 to August 19, 2018.
3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard Fort Worth, Texas 76107-2792 817-332-8451
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
During the early decades of the 17th century Manchu tribal peoples, living north of the Great Wall, established the Qing dynasty, the last of China’s imperial governments. This action signaled Manchu intention to assume to mandate of Heaven, by which China had been ruled since the mid-second millennium BCE. As a result and in the absence of a tradition of dressing like emperors, developing the wardrobe to sustain such imperial ambitions became an urgent priority.
John will address this topic in Devising Imperial Wardrobe: an exercise in Qing dynasty statecraft, a lecture to the Friends of Asian Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston on November 29, 2017.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Textile Museum of Canada
Fine Art Textiles from the Japanese Meiji Period. Lecture by John Vollmer.
John Vollmer, independent curator and scholar of Asian art and textiles, presents a lecture exploring the global appeal of bijutsu senshoku: fine art Japanese textiles.
Please register or 416.599.5321 x2228.
Thursday, November 9, 2017
11 am and 2 pm sessions
Royal Ontario Museum
Workshop Master Class led by John E. Vollmer, Research Associate, Royal Ontario Museum
Cloth Cultures: Future Legacies of Dorothy K. Burnham: International Conference at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada