Sunday, February 16, at 9:45 a.m. at the Asian Art Museum: “Japanese Aesthetic” and "Lost at Sea: Art Recovered from Shipwrecks."
We will start with a tour of the newly renovated Tateuchi Japanese galleries. Delve into extraordinary paintings, ceramics, bamboo baskets and more, including three screen ink paintings that are truly incredible.
The tour will finish at the temporary exhibit "Lost at Sea: Art Recovered from Shipwrecks." Preserved like time capsules under the seas, these shipwrecks contained artworks that were excavated in the 1990s by marine archaeologists, sold at auction, purchased by individual collectors and then donated to the museum. The exhibit asks questions about how artworks enter museum collections. What does the provenance of an object reveal? What can art salvaged from the sea tell us about trade and the colonial enterprise? Who is entitled to centuries-old artworks recovered from shipwrecks? Should they even be excavated, or should vessels and their contents be left in situ for future generations? You will be free to study the exhibit and ponder these questions yourself.
$25 adults, $20 seniors, $10 members of the Asian.
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