Connecticut Ceramics Study Circle Lecture

Monday, November 14, 2016 — 1:15pm - 12:00am

“Global by Design: Chinese Ceramics from the R. Albuquerque Collection”, a lecture by Denise Patry Leidy, the Ruth and Bruce Dayton Curator at the Yale University At Gallery. Based on a recent exhibit of never-before-seen Chinese porcelains, Dr. Leidy will give a lecture on the period – from the late 16th - 18th century – when Chinese porcelain became a global luxury.

Illustrating her lecture with exquisite and unusual pieces originating from the private Brazilian collector, R. Albuquerque, that were recently exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dr. Leidy will focus on shapes and designs that reflect the long history of exchange between China and the Islamic world – works then introduced and incorporated into Europe and the Americas during the fascinating period known as the “Age of Exploration”. 

Dr. Leidy, a reknown scholar, popular speaker and prolific author, was formerly at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as Brooke Russell Astor Curator of Chinese Art and was co-curator of the recent exhibit.  She received her Ph.D from Columbia University and also served as curator at The Asia Society and at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  Her publications include How to Read Chinese Ceramics; Silla: Korea's Golden Kingdom; The Art of Buddhism: An Introduction to its History and Meaning, and Global by Design: Chinese Ceramics from the R. Albuquerque Collection.

Admission for non-members of the Connecticut Ceramics Study Circle is $25.  Space is limited.  Reservations required for members and guests by November 7.  

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