Curator Conversations

The Lantern Festival (Shangyuan Jie) Ming dynasty, probably 1592-1620 Group of six paintings, ink and color on silk Overall: 102 1/4 × 140 1/4in (259.7 × 356.2 cm) Purchase, acquired through the generosity of the John and Heidi Niblack Fund, 2015.108.1–.6

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 / Welcoming Good Fortune in 2023, The Year of the Rabbit

Friday, February 3 / 6PM

Join Elizabeth B. McGraw Senior Curator of Chinese Art, Laurie Barnes, in celebrating the Year of the Rabbit by looking closely at Chinese works in the collection that depict this animal. The exploration will begin with three intricate representations found in the Lantern Festival (Shangyuan Jie) paintings, briefly on view from Lunar New Year’s Day, Saturday, January 21 through the date of the Lantern Festival on Sunday, February 5, 2023. 

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