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Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia
November 1, 2017 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dr. Dennis Carr, curator of American decorative arts and sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, will give a talk on Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia, the exhibition he curated at the museum August 18, 2015–February 15, 2016.
From the exhibition description:
Made in the Americas is the first large-scale, Pan-American exhibition to examine the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring nearly 100 of the most extraordinary objects produced in the colonies, this exhibition explores the rich, complex story of how craftsmen throughout the hemisphere adapted Asian styles in a range of materials—from furniture to silverwork, textiles, ceramics, and painting. Exquisite objects from Mexico City, Lima, Quito, Quebec City, Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, dating from the 17th to the early 19th centuries, include blue-and-white talavera ceramics copied from imported Chinese porcelains, elaborately decorated furniture inspired by imported Japanese lacquer, and luxuriously woven textiles made to replicate fine silks and cottons imported from China and India.
This event is for the FIT community only.