Location: Walters’ Graham Auditorium
Join us for a lecture by Robert D. Mowry, the Alan J. Dworsky Curator of Chinese Art Emeritus at Harvard Art Museums and Senior Consultant at Christie’s, on Korean ceramics and their development over time. A Q&A session with the speaker will follow the lecture. After the conclusion of the lecture, we welcome you to join us for a reception on Level 1 Lobby.
This lecture is generously sponsored by John and Berthe Ford.
About the Guest Speaker
Robert D. Mowry was, for many years, the Alan J. Dworsky Curator of Chinese Art and Head of the Department of Asian Art at the Harvard Art Museums and also Senior Lecturer in Chinese and Korean Art in Harvard’s Department of the History of Art and Architecture. A specialist in Chinese art, he has also done considerable work with Korean art, publishing in the field and building a collection of Korean paintings and ceramics for the Harvard Art Museums. He also served as the founding Curator of the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at The Asia Society in New York from 1980 until 1986. Two highlights of his many publications include: the catalogue of a 1995 exhibition which pioneered the scholarly study of Chinese brown- and black-glazed ceramics; and A Tradition Redefined: Modern and Contemporary Chinese Ink Paintings from the Chu-tsing Li Collection, 1950–2000, the first comprehensive study of Chinese ink paintings from the second half of the twentieth century from all parts of the globe. Since his retirement from Harvard in 2013, he’s served as a Senior Consultant in Chinese and Korean Art at Christie’s. From 2013 through 2017, he served as the editor of the National Museum of Korea’s scholarly journal, Korean Art and Archaeology.Learn More