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    Cultivating Virtue: Botanical Motifs in East Asian Art

    Presented by at Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum

    June 30, 2012

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    Cultivating Virtue: Botanical Motifs in East Asian Art

    Robert D. Mowry, Alan J. Dworsky Curator of Chinese Art, Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art, Harvard Art Museums

    Inspired by the beauty and resilience of nature’s flora, East Asian poets and artists since antiquity have imbued a variety of plants and flowers with auspicious meanings, literary resonances, and moral overtones. In artworks throughout the region, flowers associated with the four seasons and twelve...

    Robert D. Mowry, Alan J. Dworsky Curator of Chinese Art, Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art, Harvard Art Museums

    Inspired by the beauty and resilience of nature’s flora, East Asian poets and artists since antiquity have imbued a variety of plants and flowers with auspicious meanings, literary resonances, and moral overtones. In artworks throughout the region, flowers associated with the four seasons and twelve months are pervasive themes. This gallery talk will address these botanical motifs as they appear in diverse media and cultures in the art of China, Japan, and Korea.

    Free with price of admission.

    Gallery talks are informal and include discussion. Limited to 25 participants; please arrive early.


    Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum

    485 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA 02138

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    Free with price of admission.


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    2:00pm–3:00pm


    Phone: 617-495-9400


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