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Connoisseurship Short Course: Chinese Art - Listening to the Object
|Date||Sunday, March 17, 2019 to Tuesday, March 19, 2019|
|Time||09:00 AM - 05:00 PM|
New York, NY
Manhattan comes alive during its annual Asia Week with special museum exhibitions, auction previews, and gallery shows. Our 2+ day educational opportunity in New York city in March will begin with a private tour of the Chinese Art Galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Sunday March 17th, conducted by Susan Lahey. There will be two classroom days, Monday March 18th and Tuesday March 19th, held at Sotheby’s Auction Headquarters, where you will enjoy the Chinese art previews led by a Senior Asian Art specialist from Sotheby’s. The approach studying Chinese art will focus on “listening to the object” in order to understand the quality of materials, techniques, workmanship, age and thus, value. Topics covered will include: porcelains, jades, and bronzes, and an introduction to styles of Chinese painting. Visits to a top local Chinese art gallery, and the superlative collection at the Asia Society, will be highlights of the learning experience.
The course will begin on Sunday, March 17th from 12:30-5:00pm, and will continue on Monday and Tuesday from 9:00am-5pm each day. There will also be other optional activities both evenings for extra visits to other auction houses and exhibitions if interested.
Susan E. Lahey
ISA AM, MA, Post Graduate Diploma in Asian Art
ISA Member since September 2011
Ms. Lahey speaks Mandarin, and reads Chinese. She translates marks and inscriptions on paintings and objects. Susan knows East Asian Art from both business and academic perspectives, and is always delighted to share her knowledge of Asian art.