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Colloquia Series – Foong Ping
WhenWednesday, Mar. 4, 2020, 4 – 5 p.m.
Campus locationArt Building (ART)
Campus roomRoom 312
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsDivision of Art History, School of Art + Art History + Design
Description

Title
An Asian Art Museum Transformed

Description
The Seattle Asian Art Museum has reopened after extensive modernization of its historic facility, and the original Art Deco architecture and interiors are renewed. These physical changes spurred a new curatorial direction that reenvisions how the permanent collection of Asian art is presented and interpreted. Foong Ping will discuss some concepts and processes behind this rare opportunity to reconceptualize the museum’s significant collections and the experiences it offers.

Speaker
Foong Ping is the Foster Foundation Curator of Chinese Art at the Seattle Art Museum and Affiliate Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Washington. She received her Ph.D. from Princeton University. Foong is a scholar of Song dynasty Chinese painting, and her book, The Efficacious Landscape: On the Authorities of Painting at the Northern Song Court, won the 2017 Joseph Levenson Book Prize. Foong oversees the museum’s extensive collection of historic Chinese art and is co-curator for the inaugural exhibition at the newly opened Seattle Asian Art Museum.

This presentation is part of the Division of Art History Colloquia Series.

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