The Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Asian Art 101, a series of monthly lectures offering an introductory look at the arts and cultures of India, China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas.
Asian Art 101 lectures take place on Thursdays; immediately following the lecture, an optional participatory gallery discussion will be offered to guests from 8-8:30 pm.
The series, spanning from September to August, offers new perspectives on Asia and the works of art on view at the Crow Collection. The course, which may be taken as 12 classes or a la carte, will touch on Contemporary Asian Art, Folk Arts of Asia, and art in the religious traditions of Buddhism, Confucianism and Daoism, Islam, and Hinduism.
Schedule of events:
September 3: Midori Oka, Japanese Edo period expert and former curator of Japanese art at the Peabody Essex Museum and current research associate at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Oka will discuss how the arts of Japan are intimately related to Japanese history and cultural context.
October 8: Buddhism and Art, led by visiting scholar from Austin College, Associate Professor of Religion in the Department of Religious Studies, Dr. Ivette Vargas O’Bryan
November 5: India, led by visiting scholar from University of North Texas, Associate Professor of South Asian Art History Lisa Owen
December 3: Hinduism and Art, led by visiting scholar from Southern Methodist University, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Asian Studies Steven Lindquist
January 14: The Himalayas, led by visiting scholar from Austin College, Associate Professor of Religion in the Department of Religious Studies, Dr. Ivette Vargas O’Bryan
February 4: Contemporary, led by visiting scholar from the Dallas Contemporary, Director of Exhibitions/Senior Curator at Dallas Contemporary, Justine Ludwig
March 3: China, led by visiting scholar from the Kimbell Art Museum, Curator for Asian and Non-Western Art at the Kimbell Art Museum, Jennifer Casler Price