Lecture - 'Visiting a 17th-Century Garden through a Painting: Mi Wanzhong's Shao Yuan'
At The Huntington Library
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
SAN MARINO, Calif. – A series of public lectures on Chinese gardens and related topics begins this fall at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Addressing different aspects of the history, art, and culture of China that are closely linked to traditional garden designs, these lectures will help create the historical and cultural contexts for the Huntington’s own Chinese garden, which is currently under construction. The first series, consisting of four lectures, will focus on defining the characteristics of Chinese garden design. The lectures are free. All lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. in Friends’ Hall at The Huntington.
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Philip Hu, adjunct professor of art history at New York University, will offer a glimpse into the world of 17th-century China through the medium of the Ming dynasty scroll painting, Shao Yuan xiu xi tu (Gathering in the Garden of the Spoonful of Water). Hu was trained as an architect and architectural historian at UC Berkeley and UCLA. His areas of expertise are the history of Chinese painting, calligraphy, artistic patronage, garden culture, and the print culture of the Ming and Qing periods.
For more information please contact
Lisa Blackburn Tel: (626) 405-2140