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Steeped in History: The Art of Tea

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Steeped in History: The Art of Tea

North Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095
August 16th, 2009 - November 29th, 2009
Opening: August 16th, 2009 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.fowler.ucla.edu
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
culver city/west la
EMAIL:  
fowlerinfo@arts.ucla.edu
PHONE:  
310/825-4361
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed, Fri-Sun 12-5pm; Thurs 12-8pm
ARTS ORGANIZATION:  
Fowler Museum
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
TAGS:  
traditional, sculpture
COST:  
FREE

DESCRIPTION

Explore the cultural and historical significance of tea- after water, the world's most consumed beverage-through a magnificent and wide-ranging survey of visual art. Chinese paintings; Japanese screens, ceramics, and prints; rare English and Colonial American paintings; photographs and historical documents; tea-serving paraphernalia from around the globe; and much more, all tell the fascinating history of tea drinking. The subjects of the exhibition range from tea's mythic origins in the hills of South China through its enormous significance in Japan, its introduction in Europe by Dutch traders around 1610, its role in colonial American life beyond the clich├ęs of the Boston Tea Party, and finally to its expanding importance as a global commodity at the height of the British Empire.

Steeped in History: The Art of Tea is guest curated by Beatrice Hohenegger and presented by Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.

Major support was provided by the Henry Luce Foundation. Mr. Lloyd Cotsen, in memory of Bob Ahmanson, generously funded the publication. Additional support is provided by Patsy and Robert Sung, The Edna and Yu-Shan Han Charitable Foundation. The accompanying programs are made possible through the Yvonne Lenart Public Programs Fund, the UCLA Asia Institute and Manus, the support group for the Fowler Museum. The official hotel sponsor is Hotel Angeleno.

Media sponsorship provided by Edible Los Angeles.