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: Symbolic Messages in Chinese Animal Paintings

Friday, December 1 / 6PM-7PM

Stiller Auditorium

Join Laurie Barnes, Elizabeth B. McGraw Senior Curator for Chinese Art to discuss Symbolic Messages in Chinese Animal Paintings.

Explore the emblematic ideas expressed in four hanging scrolls that reveal much about the social and cultural history of one of the world’s greatest civilizations. The paintings of tigers by Gao Qipei, rabbits by Cheng Zhang, birds by Wang Zhen, and fish by Pu Ru all contain layers of meaning steeped in longstanding traditions.

Cost: Museum Admission / Members FREE

Gao Qipei (高其佩, 1660 – 1734), Tiger with Cub, 1711, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Reign, Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, 111 3/4 x 43 3/4 in. (283.8 x 111.1 cm), Dongguan Lou Collection

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