Asian art on display

| August 30, 2012

Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865), Autumn Moon, 1857, woodblock on paper, 14 x 9 1/2 inches. Sweet Briar College Art Collection; gift of Miss Ruth Woodhull Smith, 1970.

Sweet Briar College will open its exhibition “ASIA: Selections from the Permanent Collection” with a reception at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 in Pannell Gallery. The exhibition runs until Dec. 14 and is free and open to the public.

Drawing from the College’s extensive permanent collection, “ASIA” showcases a variety of works “with an Asian theme and from a wide geographic area spanning Japan, China and India,” said Karol Lawson, director of Sweet Briar galleries. The selection includes woodblock prints, textiles and decorative arts, as well as manuscripts, scrolls and modern paintings.

“Our primary goal is to support the curriculum,” Lawson said. “We anticipate that this exhibition will provide much material for classes such as associate professor Tracy Hamilton’s art history class on the arts of Asia.”

The exhibition will be complemented by two related gallery events later this fall. “A Conversation in the Gallery” featuring Professor Debbie Durham’s informal remarks on the anthropology of globalization will take place at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Attendees are welcome to bring lunch. Students from the Division of Performing Arts will present music, dance and dramatic readings during an “Evening of Performance” at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30.

Pannell Gallery is open from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, and for special programs and events as announced. Closed for all College holidays and breaks. For more information, contact Karol Lawson at (434) 381-6248 or [email protected].


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