Ellen Bayard Weedon Lecture on the Arts of Asia | Garden as Cosmos: The Transformation of Flower and Plant Painting in Late Ming Dynasty China
Starts on 11/21/2019 - 6:00pm
@UVA School of Architecture: Campbell Hall, Room 158
Garden as Cosmos: The Transformation of Flower and Plant Painting in Late Ming Dynasty China
by Kathleen M. Ryor, Tanaka Memorial Professor of International Understanding and Art History, Carleton College
UVA School of Architecture
Campbell Hall, Room 158
Free and open to the public!
Kathleen M. Ryor is the Tanaka Memorial Professor of International Understanding and Art History at Carleton College, where she teaches East Asian art history. She holds a B.A. in Political and Social Thought from the University of Virginia and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She has published articles in a number of scholarly journals and edited volumes and served for five years as the editor of the journal, Ming Studies. She has also been involved with two large Mellon Foundation funded projects. The first as co-director for the Carleton Global Engagement Initiative, and the second as three-time workshop leader and advisory board member of the Chinese Object Study Workshop for graduate students. Her area of expertise is arts of the Ming and early Qing dynasties in China. Professor Ryor’s research has focused on the artist Xu Wei (1521-93), military patronage of the arts, late Zhe school painting, Buddhist ink painting by secular artists and lay practitioners, as well as the relationship of painting to garden culture, food, and medicine in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the topic of her current project. In addition to her published scholarship and teaching, Professor Ryor has curated or co-curated exhibitions at several colleges and university art museums, most notably the 2012 exhibition, Ancient Masters, Modern Styles: Chinese Ink Painting from the 16th-21stCenturies, at The Fralin Museum of Art.