Curator Conversations

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. 

Curator Conversation / Summer Silk: Qing Dynasty Robes and Signs of the Season

Friday, June 17 / 6PM-7PM

Laurie Barnes, Elizabeth B. McGraw Senior Curator of Chinese Art

Explore the details of two summer silk gauze robes, one created for a man and the other for a woman, as well as a summer panel from Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons. The Semi-Formal Summer Court Dragon Robe (Jifu) was created for a Qing dynasty official to wear at work, while the midnight blue women’s patterned silk gauze summer surcoat was created for a Qing dynasty aristocratic lady.

Space is limited; tickets available one hour before program time.

Museum Admission / Members FREE

Support for Curator Conversations was provided by the Gayle and Paul Gross Education Endowment Fund.