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Hidden Treasures Among Us: The Chinese Collections at UMMA
A part of the Fall 2007 CCS Special Presentations: CCS Public Lecture Series.
7:00PM - 8:00PM
A public presentation by Dr. Maribeth Graybill, Curator of Asian Art, Portland Museum of Art; former Senior Curator of Asian Art, U-M Museum of Art. The University of Michigan Museum of Art is home to nearly 1500 works of Chinese art, ranking in breadth and quality among the finest Chinese collections in American university art museums. The collection of Chinese paintings is exceptionally fine, with over 200 hanging scrolls, handscrolls, fans, or albums dating from the Song dynasty to modern times, while another strength lies in Chinese ceramics from the Neolithic period (dating to about 3,500 BCE) through the 13th century. Dr. Graybill will discuss selected highlights from the collection as exemplars of the wide diversity within Chinese culture, while providing a preview of plans for a new gallery of Chinese art (scheduled to open in UMMA's new wing in February 2009).