18 Feb 2019 (Mon) | 6:15pm-AGM 7:00pm-Lecture 8:00pm-Dinner
Hong Kong Club
Our speaker this year will be Maxwell Hearn, Douglas Dillon Chairman of the Department of Asian Art at the Metropolitan Museum, New York. The topic of his talk will be “Asian Art at The Met: Envisioning an Encyclopedic Museum”
Mike Hearn will tell the story of how Asian art came of age as an integral part of the Metropolitan’s encyclopedic collection begins decades before a separate Department of Asian Art was established in 1915. Having recently celebrated the centennial of the department and with the Museum poised to celebrate the 150th anniversary of its founding in 1870, it is a fitting moment to examine how the Met’s collections of Asian Art came about.
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