Past Event

Burke Center Lecture Series: Aaron Rio, 'Chinese Sages: A Momoyama-Period Screen Painting'

February 4, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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The Mary Griggs Burke Center for Japanese Art is presenting a lecture by Columbia alum, Dr. Aaron Rio, on Thursday, February 4:

Chinese Sages: A Momoyama-Period Screen Painting
Aaron Rio, Associate Curator of Japanese Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Thursday, February 4, 2021; 6:00–7:00 pm

This talk will introduce Chinese Sages, a monochrome ink screen painting from Momoyama-period Japan recently acquired by The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Dr. Rio will examine the Chinese origins and medieval Japanese reception of the work’s paired figural subjects—two ancient legends related to reclusion and nonconformity—and will consider issues of style, date, and authorship.