Ming, a Brilliant Dynasty
This engaging program will enhance your understanding and appreciation of the exhibition Royal Taste: The Art of Princely Courts in Fifteenth-Century China. Reception to follow.
The Chinese word "ming", means brilliant. And indeed, the years of the Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644 C.E. were some of the most dazzling in China's long history. Ming emperors encouraged exploration, rebuilt the country's infrastructure, and fostered amazing accomplishments in art, scholarship, music and literature. Dr. Robinson will provide an introduction and overview to this rich material culture using objects from the exhibition Royal Taste: The Art of Princely Courts in Fifteenth-Century China.
This ViewPoint lecture will be presented by David Robinson the Robert H.N. Ho Professor of Asian Studies and History, Colgate University, NY.
ViewPoints are made possible in part through the generosity of the Lester E. Bessemer and Mary Tilley Bessemer Endowment and the Siemer Family Ringling Museum Education Endowment.