Thursday, May 03, 2018 6:00p -
McMullen Museum of Art
2101 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, Massachusetts 02135
Art, Date Idea, Lectures & Conferences, University
Interested in Chinese art, but haven’t had the chance to take a full class in it? Perhaps you already know a bit about the Song dynasty and have heard of Ai Weiwei, but don’t know much about what happened in the interim. To give more insight, the McMullen Museum is pleased to invite Boston College professor of Chinese art history Aurelia Campbell for an hour-long crash course in Chinese art for Museum Members. (FYI: Boston College faculty, staff, and students are all automatic Museum Members!) Seats are limited; please register ahead of time at https://goo.gl/MVFCZW
Not a Member? Join today! Members receive numerous perks, including free admission to museums across the country, discounts on catalogues, a free tote bag, and exclusive invitations to events such as these. All proceeds go to supporting programming and educational opportunities for Boston College students. Find out more at http://www.bc.edu/sites/artmuseum/join/
Aurelia Campbell’s research focuses on the material culture of China during the Yuan, Ming, and Qing periods (1279-1911). Her current book project, Architecture and Empire in the Reign of Yongle, 1402-1424, investigates a far-flung network of sites constructed under the Yongle emperor of the Ming dynasty, including the Forbidden City in Beijing, a Daoist temple complex on Mount Wudang in central China, and a Buddhist monastery at the Sino-Tibetan frontier. The book examines these built environments from three different angles: the process of creating them, the architectural style they embody, and their historical afterlives. It argues that architectural patronage helped draw the emperor and his empire more closely together and ultimately played a much greater role in the formation of his imperial identity than previous scholarship acknowledges. She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (summer seminar on Buddhist texts), the Asian Cultural Council (Art and Religion Fellow), and the Metropolitan Center for Far Eastern Art Studies, among others.