Curatorial Lecture Series | Shawn Eichman: Chinese Art at the Honolulu Museum of Art
Wednesday Oct 09 04:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
About the Lecture:
Have you ever felt like all Chinese fan paintings look the same? If so, then this lecture is for you. Using the current display of fan paintings in Sullivan Gallery, Curator of Asian Art Shawn Eichman will explore this under-appreciated aspect of Chinese painting, and open up the world in miniature of fans.
Shawn Eichman is Curator of Asian Art at the Honolulu Museum of Art. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University, Master’s degrees from the University of Hawai‘i and Waseda University, and a Ph.D. in Chinese Literature from the University of Hawai‘i. Prior to the Honolulu Museum of Art, he worked at The Art Institute of Chicago, the Nelson-Atkins Museum, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Art. His most recent publication is Masterpieces of Landscape Painting from the Forbidden City, which accompanied the major exhibition of the same name at the Honolulu Museum of Art in 2011.
Pictured left: Wen Boren (1502-1575). Landscape. China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), dated 1564. Fan; ink and color on gold paper. Gift of Shang H. and Nell Ho, 1989. (5911.1).