China, Korea, and Japan – Ceramic Traditions
Robert D. Mowry, Retired Alan J. Dworsky Curator of Chinese Art, Arthur M. Sackler Museum at Harvard University, introduces ceramic traditions of China, Korea, and Japan. Mowry gives an overview of developments in each culture, illustrating points of influence and overlap, pointing to distinct characteristics that arose from differing historical backgrounds, aesthetic preferences, and functional needs.
Free. Registration requested.
Robert Mowry earned the BA, MA, and MPhil degrees from the University of Kansas in the History of Art. He worked as Associate Curator of Chinese Art and Curator of Chinese Art at the Harvard Art Museums, where he retired as Alan J. Dworsky Curator of Chinese Art Emeritus in 2013. He is currently the Senior Consultant in Chinese and Korean Art at the auction house Christie’s and received numerous international grants and published Worlds Within Worlds: Chinese Scholars’ Rocks from the Richard Rosenblum Collection (1997) and Hare’s Fur, Tortoiseshell, and Partridge Feathers: Chinese Brown- and Black-Glazed Ceramics, 400-1400 (1996).
This program is presented in collaboration with the Pottery and Porcelain Club of Rhode Island and the RISD Museum.
The Pottery and Porcelain Club of Rhode Island, a membership organization, was founded in 1947 "to study and promote interest in pottery and porcelain." Scheduled meetings feature lectures by scholars and collectors as well as a study group led by scholars.