Jan
14
Thu
Asian Art 101: The Himalayas
Jan 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Asian Art 101: The Himalayas @ Crow Collection of Asian Art

The Himalayas is not just a mountain range that is home to Mount Everest. It is also a region that has witnessed the richest crossroads of cultures in the world from South Asia to the Tibetan Plateau. From Hindu and Buddhist cave structures, to sensual tantric Buddhas and wrathful guardians, experience the wonders of cultural, religious, and aesthetic exchanges through the art of the Himalayas.

Visiting Scholar: Ivette Vargas O’Bryan, Associate Professor of Religion in the Department of Religious Studies at Austin College

Bio: Dr. Ivette Vargas-O’Bryan is an Associate Professor of Religion in the Department of Religious Studies at Austin College.  She has two master’s degrees (Sanskrit and Indian Studies, Religious Studies) and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Harvard University with a specialization in Indian and Tibetan Buddhist Studies, and a subspecialty in Hinduism.  She has received numerous grants as well as scholarships and teaching awards.

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Feb
11
Thu
Asian Art 101: Contemporary
Feb 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Asian Art 101: Contemporary @ Crow Collection of Asian Art

Date has been changed to February 11, 2016 as of November 23, 2015.

Justine Ludwig will discuss contemporary art throughout Asia—ranging from new media art in India to the Superflat movement in Japan. She will also address the fairs and biennials in Asia that have come to shape the contemporary arts landscape.

Visiting Scholar: Justine Ludwig, Director of Exhibitions/Senior Curator, Dallas Contemporary

Bio: Justine Ludwig is the Director of Exhibitions/Senior Curator at Dallas Contemporary. She has an MA in Global Arts from Goldsmiths University of London and a BA in Art with a concentration in Art History from Colby College. She has written extensively for international magazines from India to Switzerland. Her research interests include memory, architecture, cross-cultural translation, and the aesthetics of globalization.

 

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Mar
3
Thu
Asian Art 101: China
Mar 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Asian Art 101: China @ Crow Collection of Asian Art

Jennifer Casler Price will focus on the arts of China, with a primary emphasis on the fundamental and enduring traditions of ceramics, calligraphy and painting, and jade carving. She will also discuss Buddhist sculpture as well as touch upon decorative art forms such as, lacquer and cloisonné.

Visiting Scholar: Jennifer Casler Price,  curator for Asian and non-Western art, Kimbell Art Museum

Bio: Jennifer Casler Price is the Curator for Asian and Non-Western Art at the Kimbell Art Museum and obtained her graduate degree in Chinese Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. During her tenure she has curated a wide range of Asian art exhibitions including Chinese antiquities, Buddhist sculpture, and Samurai armor. She lectures frequently, leads patron tours to Asia, and also conducts new and continuing docents training at the Kimbell Art Museum.

 

 

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Apr
2
Sat
SEN Watercolor Workshop
Apr 2 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
SEN Watercolor Workshop @ Crow Collection of Asian Art

Drawing inspiration from our exhibition, Time and Eternity: Landscape Paintings by Bireswar Sen, enjoy a hands-on workshop and immerse yourself in miniature landscapes using various watercolor techniques.

May
5
Thu
Asian Art 101: Southeast Asia
May 5 @ 6:30 pm – May 5 @ 8:00 pm
Asian Art 101: Southeast Asia @ Crow Collection of Asian Art

Southeast Asian art has a unique aesthetic that blends indigenous motifs with artistic styles and subject matter introduced by seafaring merchants, primarily from India and Sri Lanka. Dr. Gardner Harris will explore the evolution of Southeast Asian art, focusing on the intersections of ‘internal’ and ‘external’ artistic styles.

Bio: Gardner Harris is the Director of the Shraman South Asian Museum and Learning Center Foundation. He received a Ph.D. in Asian Cultures and Languages from the University of Texas at Austin. He was a recipient of the Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education to conduct dissertation research in South India. Gardner Harris has designed 14 college courses and taught at five universities and colleges.

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Jun
2
Thu
Asian Art 101: Landscape in Chinese Painting: Gateway to Landscape Art in East Asia
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – Jun 2 @ 8:00 pm
Asian Art 101: Landscape in Chinese Painting: Gateway to Landscape Art in East Asia @ Crow Collection of Asian Art

This lecture addresses the nature of landscape art as a cultural projection, with a focus on Chinese landscape painting.  It is based on the premise that landscape art makes use of perception of the natural world to explore the relationship between man and nature–to communicate ideas, emotions, ethics, politics, and values.  Looking at a landscape picture is partaking of a sense of order (or its lack) in the world. 

Changing forms and emphases in Chinese landscape painting during its development over millennia– ranging from conceptual forms, through descriptive techniques, to artist’s imprints, and the use of artistic landscape style as landscape subject–will be presented. Contemporary Chinese landscape art touches on themes of man’s role as custodian of a nature threatened.  Relationships of landscape painting to landscape poetry will appear as a leit-motif.

Visiting Scholar:  Caron Smith, Curator Emeritus of the Crow Collection of Asian Art

Bio: Caron Smith is the Curator Emeritus at the Crow Collection of Asian Art and has worked with the Crow Collection for over ten years.  She earned her Ph.D. in Chinese Art and Archaeology from The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, writing her dissertation on the iconic Chinese landscape artist Fan Kuan (ca. A.D. 1000.)  She served in curatorial and administrative capacities at The Metropolitan Museum, the Asia Society, the San Diego Museum of Art, and the Rubin Museum of Art before coming to the Crow Collection.
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Chinese Landscape Painting | Further Reading