Lai Fong (ca. 1839–1890) was one of the most significant Chinese photographers of the nineteenth century, yet he remains a little-known figure outside of specialist circles.
Asia can be defined in many ways, geographically, culturally, and historically. As the world’s largest and most populated continent, Asia is not uniform or fixed: its boundaries shift, its people and cultures are diverse, and its histories are complex. After a transformative renovation, the Seattle Asian Art Museum—one of only a few Asian art museums in the United States—reopens with a presentation that embraces this complexity. You will not find galleries labeled by geography. Instead, works from different cultures and from ancient to contemporary times come together to tell stories about Asia in a non-linear narrative.
The Princeton University Art Museum presents an exhibiton focused on the transformation of feasting in the Song, Liao and Yuan dynasties.
Dr. Little will give a public lecture on the show and he will also work with students on the topic of forgery and connoisseurship in Chinese painting.