Curator Conversations

Five Quail, 1200s Southern Song - early Yuan Dynasty Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper 13 1/2 x 17 1/4 in (34.3 x 43.8 cm) Acquired through the generosity of the John and Heidi Niblack Fund, 2011.27

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 / Symbolic Messages In Chinese Animal Paintings

Friday, April 7 / 6PM

Installation on view: February 11 - June 4, 2023

Join Laurie Barnes Elizabeth B. McGraw Senior Curator of Chinse Art in an exploration of rich, evolving symbolic associations and homophonic puns imbedded in five animal paintings which reveal much about the history and culture of one of the world’s greatest civilizations. 

Space is limited and tickets are available at the Reception Desk one hour before program. 

Cost: Museum admission/Members FREE

Support for these programs was provided by the Gayle and Paul Gross Education Endowment Fund.