Spaces & Places: Chinese Art from the Lunder-Colville Collection and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

July 13, 2013 - June 8, 2014

Upper Jette Galleries

Curated by Ankeney Weitz

Spaces & Places presents Chinese artworks from the rich holdings of the Lunder-Colville Chinese Art Collection at Colby College and the world-renowned collection of Chinese art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. By featuring works that were displayed in the imperial court, private residences, temples, and tombs, the exhibition demonstrates how art enlivened these spaces and created meaning within four very different realms of visual culture. A wide range of objects drawn from all periods of premodern China—from paintings to ceramics, textiles to sculptures—allows viewers to appreciate and understand art’s power and varied purposes in specific contexts.

Banner Image: Unknown, Chinese , Jin dynasty, Pillow in the Form of a Reclining Child, 1115 - 1234, Earthenware with glaze, 5 in. x 13 1/2 in. x 5 3/4 in., The Lunder-Colville Chinese Art Collection, 2013.075