Flora and Fauna in East Asian Art
January 26 – March 9, 2018
Reception: January 26, 4:30-6:30pm
Gallery Talk: February 8, 12pm (free doughnuts and coffee)
Curated by Samantha Frisoli ‘18, Daniella Snyder ‘18, Gabriella Bucci ‘19, Melissa Casale ‘19, Keira Koch ‘19, and Paige Deschapelles ’20 under the direction of Professor Yan Sun, Ph.D.
Students in Prof. Yan Sun’s art history methods course examine the subject of animals and plants in East Asian paintings, sculpture, textiles, prints and decorative objects from the Gettysburg College Collection and from private collections. Specific works include a Ming Dynasty jade vase, exquisite Chinese embroideries on silk and a centuries-old Japanese woodblock print, among many others. A full-color catalogue accompanying the exhibition, with essays by the student curators, provides the historical context and the iconographic meanings of each floral and faunal motif.
For more information, please contact Shannon Egan, Director of Schmucker Art Gallery, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (717) 337-6125.
Tosa Mitsuoki (1583-1638), Chrysanthemum, Japan, woodblock print, Edo period, 18th-19th c., original painting, 17th c., 20 cm x 30.16 cm, Special Collections and College Archives, Musselman Library, Gettysburg College, Gift of Dr. Frank Kramer, class of 1914, Professor of Education