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Masterworks of Ancient China – Sept 22, 2012

MASTERWORKS OF ANCIENT CHINESE ART
A CONFERENCE AT THE PORTLAND ART MUSEUM

Saturday, September 22, 1 p.m., Whitsell Auditorium

Join us as leading American experts unravel the mysteries surrounding these spectacular exemplars of ancient Chinese art by exploring the archaeological and historical contexts in which they were created.

Strange Beasts from the Aristocratic Tombs of Chu
Cortney Chaffin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Money Trees of the Han Dynasty
Susan Erickson, Ph.D.
Professor of Humanities, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Panel Discussion
Kenneth Brashier, Ph.D., Moderator
Professor of Religion and Chinese Studies, Reed College, Portland

The conference is free for Museum members or with Museum admission. Seating is limited. Advance tickets are recommended and available online or on site.

The Masterworks of Ancient Chinese Art conference is made possible in part by
The Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation and Delta Airlines.

Image caption: Zhenmushou (Two-headed tomb guardian), China, Chu culture, 4th–3rd century BCE, Wood, antlers, and lacquer, Portland Art Museum, The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Collection of Early Chinese Art.