Asian Art in Portland: Past and Future

October 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Maribeth Graybill, Ph.D., The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Asian Art

Dr. Graybill looks back at 12 years of curating Asian Art at the Museum, reflecting on key moments. She will share her favorite acquisitions and memories of special programs, including artist talks and the festivities surrounding the repatriation to Korea of an important Buddhist painting. After revealing how behind-the-scenes activities have transformed the way the Museum cares for Asian art, she will consider some of the possibilities and challenges that lie ahead.

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Japan, unknown artist (Japanese), Negoro Ware Ewer for Hot Water, 17th century.
Japan, unknown artist (Japanese), Negoro Ware Ewer for Hot Water, 17th century, turned wood with black and vermillion lacquer, 15 in x 9 1/2 in x 5 in, The John Yeon Collection; Gift of Richard Louis Brown, 2008.23