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FreePort [No.005]: Michael Lin

The Peabody Essex Museum presents artist's Michael Lin's collection of Asian export art.

March 24, 2012 12:00am to June 30, 2012 12:00am

Artist Michael Lin spotlights PEM's renowned collection of Asian export art, particularly Mr. Nobody, one of the first representations of a European gentleman in Chinese porcelain. Animating the history of trade between China and the West, Lin creates a large-scale installation composed of hundreds of Chinese-produced replicas of Mr. Nobody in PEM's Asian Export galleries. Climbing up the walls of the Mellon Staircase and along the floor of the Export Silver Galleries, Lin - who is internationally recognized for his oversized paintings of ornamental design - creates a sprawling mural of original armorial and heraldic motifs that will be echoed in a pair of specially commissioned Bernardaud vases.

Free to residents of Salem, MA; Adults ($15); Seniors $13; Students $11
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