Revisiting Harvard’s Early Chinese Jades

Date: 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

ArtMuseumsChineseJadesMore than 40 years after Max Loehr published the first comprehensive catalogue of the Grenville L. Winthrop collection of archaic Chinese jades, the Harvard Art Museums present a new book featuring highlights of the collection by Jenny F. So. To mark this new publication, So will share how her research and ideas have benefited from the nearly half-century of archaeological discoveries and technical investigations related to jade, and the surprises that came with hands-on object study. She will also discuss the broader questions raised by this new knowledge and their relevance in collection-based teaching and research at a university museum such as Harvard’s. The lecture will take place in Menschel Hall, Lower Level. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway. Doors will open at 5:30pm. Free admission, but seating is limited. For more information, click here.