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Looking at Mother-of-Pearl Lacquerware

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Looking at Mother-of-Pearl Lacquerware

200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
May 21st, 2016 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Lecture
WEBSITE:  
http://www.asianart.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Union Square/Civic Center
EMAIL:  
members@asianart.org
PHONE:  
415.581.3500
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Wed, Fri-Sun 10-5; Thu (Jan-Oct) 10-9; Thu (Nov-Dec) 10-5; closed Mon
COST:  
Free with museum admission

DESCRIPTION

In conjunction with the special exhibition Mother-of-Pearl Lacquerware from Korea, on view in the Tateuchi Gallery through October, the museum presents a symposium that delves into the mysterious qualities of mother-of-pearl shells and East Asian lacquer. Join us as professor and researcher Kyeongmi Joo Studies speaks on the art historical context of Korean mother-of-pearl lacquerware. Conservators Herant Khanjian and Colleen O’Shea will talk specifically about the Korean mother-of-pearl lacquer objects that were conserved for this exhibition.

Conservator Marianne Webb will provide an in-depth overview of East Asian lacquer conservation techniques, and artist and professor Sunhwa Kim of Buffalo State will talk about the uses of mother-of-pearl lacquer in contemporary East Asian art and the challenges she faces when working with these materials.

 After the symposium, learn from mother-of-pearl lacquer artist Kwangwoo Bae as he demonstrates different techniques for inlaying mother-of-pearl. 

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