High Tea: Glorious Manifestations East and West

February 19, 2015 - May 24, 2015

Spanning a period of 1,200 years from the ninth to early 20th century, and featuring more than 100 rare objects, this will be the first exhibition to explore the art of tea among the elite in eight key cultures worldwide: China, Korea, Japan, Germany, France, Russia, England and the United States.  Objects in the exhibition illustrate important events in each culture as well as major cross-cultural interactions that created new milestones in tea culture. 


Organized by the Norton Museum of Art

This exhibition is made possible through the generosity of Cornelia T. Bailey.

With additional support from the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; and the Korea Foundation.

With special thanks to Architectural Woodworks & Cabinetry, Inc.


The exhibition catalogue has been made possible through the generosity of Anne Berkley Smith.