Sunday Speakers

Harry Cooper at ArtSpeaks, Norton Museum of Art, 2017.

Experts present perspectives that deepen our understanding of the Norton’s art and architecture.

Talks are free with admission, seating is first-come, first-served.

Pleasures of the First Moon:
Lantern Festival Paintings

Ina Asim

Sunday, March 3 / 3 pm

Lantern Festivals conclude New Year celebrations in China with the intent of bringing good fortune to all. Ina Asim, Associate Professor of Pre-Modern Chinese History, University of Oregon, speaks about the significance of the Lantern Festival in Chinese history and culture. Further, Asim addresses the event’s relation to a rare grouping of six interconnected paintings from the 16th century that depict a complete scene of a Lantern Festival in Nanjing. These rare paintings are new to the Norton.

This program was made possible with support from the Gayle and Paul Gross Education Endowment Fund.