Monday, September 22, 2014

Newark Museum lecture series on Asian collection

4 part lecture course being offered at Newark Museum:
Speaker: Annette Juliano, Professor of Art in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at Rutgers-Newark.

Fee: $60 members; $75 non-members;
Individual lectures: $20
Pre-registration required
Call 973.596.6613 or visit the link here.
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-beyond-the-west-four-part-course-tickets-12756754797

Deepen your understanding and appreciation of the Newark Museum’s Asian collection with this four-part series presented by Dr. Annette Juliano.

Join us for an introduction to the arts and culture of Asia beginning with a brief discussion of Islamic arts, the bridge between West and East, moving eastward from South Asia to the Far East. Gain insight into the sacred beliefs and values that shape pictorial imagery, sculptural form, architecture and objects of devotion. Discover the similarities and differences in the arts of these diverse cultures and explore cross-currents of religious and aesthetic influence. Religious and secular arts will be included such as Hagia Sophia, Sanchi, Ajanta, Mahaballipurim, Borobudor, Angkor Wat, Jokhang, Dunhuang, Sokkuram, Byodo-in, as well as related sculpture, paintings, and decorative arts.

October 28: Introduction: Visual Languages and Seeing the World

November 18: Manifestation of the Gods: Sacred Structures and Spaces: Temples, Mosques and Shrines

December 2: Manifestation of the Gods: Sculpture and Painting

December 16: Expressions of Power in the Material World: Walls, Gates, Palaces, and Cities

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