Curator Conversations

Peacock Rank Badge, after 1860, Late Qing Dynasty

Throughout the year during free, public presentations, Norton curators provide insight and context to exhibitions they have organized and art and artists they have studied and admire. 

Pecking Order

Friday, August 23 / 6pm

Laurie Barnes, Elizabeth B McGraw Curator of Chinese Art, discusses Pecking Order: The Symbolism and Significance of Rank Badges and Other Traditional Chinese Textiles, Rotation I.

To Know: 
This program takes place during Art After Dark. A weekly event that features different programming every Friday evening from 5pm – 10pm, free.
Admission is free for this talk.
Seating is first-come, first-served.
Please Note: Program is subject to change.


This program was made possible in part by the generosity of Florence Kahane Goodman, with additional support provided by the Gayle and Paul Gross Education Endowment Fund.

Open 7 days a week through
April 29, 2020!