Camden Conference explores Chinese Art

Jan 03, 2019
Vas Prabhu

Cushing — The Camden Conference will present Vas Prabhu, director of education at the Farnsworth Art Museum, Sunday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m. at the Cushing Public Library, 39 Cross Road. Her talk, titled Chinese Art through the Eyes of an Art Museum Educator, is free and open to all.

Bronze, clay, porcelain, jade, paper and ink and installation art — Chinese artists have done it all. Attendees will experience a personal journey of China’s artistic accomplishments through 10 works of art from the Bronze Age to the present day. The session will conclude with a discussion about current practice.

Prabhu of Rockland is a museum educator who has worked in a variety of art museums with Asian collections including Cornell University’s art museum, Peabody Essex Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and others. Her Asian projects include exhibitions, exchanges with museum colleagues and interpretation of Yin Yu Tang, a merchant’s home that was moved from rural Anhui Province, China, to Salem, Mass. She also helped create the audio tour accompanying the exhibition and interpretation rooms related to the Huang family home.

This presentation is hosted by the Cushing Public Library and offered as a free community event in anticipation of the 32nd annual Camden Conference: Is This China’s Century?, set for Feb. 22 through 24. The mission of the Camden Conference is to foster informed discourse on world issues. For more information, visit camdenconference.org or call 236-1034.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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