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Korean Ceramics: The Great Tradition

Fowler OutSpoken Lecture by Robert Mowry, Curator of Chinese Art, Harvard Art Museum

Saturday, January 22, 2011
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lenart Auditorium
UCLA Fowler Museum
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Robert D. Mowry, Alan J. Dworsky Curator of Chinese Art at the Harvard Art Museums, surveys the history of Korean ceramics from the early historic period through the nineteenth century. Mowry will emphasize characteristics and innovations that are uniquely Korean (such as the invention of the inlay technique of ceramic decoration), while also exploring relationships between Korean ceramics and Chinese and Japanese ceramics. Mowry will also touch on relationships between Korean ceramics and works of art in other media—from gold, silver, and bronze to lacquer and painting.

Robert Mowry is the Alan J. Dworsky Curator of Chinese Art, Head of the Department of Asian Art, and Senior Lecturer at Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard Art Museum. He has written on Chinese painting and curated major exhibitions of Asian Art at Harvard and other museums. During his tenure at the Sackler Museum, Professor Mowry has been instrumental in building the Korean collection into one of the most comprehensive in the country.

This Fowler OutSpoken lecture is sponsored by the Asia Institute in conjunction with Life in Ceramics: Five Contemporary Korean Artists.

Cost : Free

(310) 825-9672

Sponsor(s): Center for Korean Studies, Asia Institute, Fowler Museum at UCLA

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