• Lecture: When Salt was Gold: Yangzhou - City of Riches and Art

  • Sat, 04/18/2020 at 2:00 pm
  • The Cleveland Museum of Art
    11150 East Blvd
    11150 Cleveland
Lecture: When Salt was Gold: Yangzhou - City of Riches and Art - The Cleveland Museum of Art - Cleveland

This event is canceled: https://bit.ly/2wPnjH2Speaker: Clarissa von Spee, Chair of Asian Art and James and Donna Reid Curator of Chinese ArtFREE, tix: https://bit.ly/3aw8I1wThe Cleveland Museum of Art holds an extraordinary number of paintings by 18th century artists from the city of Yangzhou in Southeast China, soon to go on display in the Chinese galleries. Curator Clarissa von Spee explores how the city as the center of the country’s salt administration came to legendary wealth and attracted artists who created a distinctive style of painting that catered to the tastes of a nouveaux-riches society. The discussion includes the museum’s most important work, "The Double Ninth Day Literary Gathering at Xing’an," and the museum’s new acquisition "Road to Shu by Yuan Yao," both created in 1743. Made possible by the Pauline and Joseph Degenfelder Family Endowment Fund