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Lecture Series on National Palace Museum, Taipei

In collaboration with the Asian Art Museum, a series of evening lectures accompanied by slides will be presented at the Chinese Culture Center on a monthly basis. A special notice was sent to all members in May to announce its inauguration, and response to the first two events in May and June were very good.

The series of lectures highlight the upcoming exhibition, Splendors of Imperial China: Treasures from the National Palace Museum, Taipei, on view at the Asian Art Museum in Golden Gate Park from October 14 - December 8, 1996. Featuring 350 of the finest and most famous paintings, jades, bronzes, ceramics, and lacquerware, this landmark exhibition traces the development of Chinese art from the Neolithic period through the 18th century, and offers an unprecedented opportunity to study the evolution of Chinese art and culture. The five-part series to be held at the Center includes:

May 23: Dr. Emily Sano, Director, Asian Art Museum. The History and Odyssey of the Palace Museum Collection. June 27: Dr. Doris Chun, Docent, Asian Art Museum. Decorative Arts in the Palace Museum Collection.
July 25: Mr. John Seto, Executive Director, Chinese Culture Center. Ceramics in the Palace Museum Collection.
August 22: Ms. Manni Liu, Curator, Chinese Culture Center. Painting in the Palace Museum Collection.
September 26: Ms. Sally Leung, Docent, Asian Art Museum. Jades in the Palace Museum Collection.

All lectures are free and open to the public, and will be held from 7:00 -8:00 p.m., to be followed by a reception.

Related to the upcoming National Palace Museum exhibition, the Center is pleased to remind Chinese groups and organizations that requests for Cantonese and Mandarin-speaking community speakers are still being accepted. The Center will send a person with a free slide presentation lasting up to an hour to speak before interested groups. Please call John Seto at (415) 986-1822 for details.

Chinese Culture Center
750 Kearny Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108

Ph: 415 / 986-1822
Fax: 415 / 986-2825

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