Friday, January 26, 11:30AM – 1:30PM
Open only to FOTG and China Fashion Members
Speakers: Mei Mei Rado, Pengliang Lu
Location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10028
This January China Institute’s Friends of the Gallery and China Fashion members are invited to an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Antonio Ratti Textile Center followed by a tour of the exhibition Spirited Creatures: Animal Representations in Chinese Silk and Lacquer led by curator Pengliang Lu.
The schedule will be as follows:
11:30 AM-12:30 PM – Private tour of Antonio Ratti Textile Center, led by author and scholar Mei Mei Rado, with an in-depth look at select Chinese textiles in the collection
12:30 PM-1:30 PM – Tour of the exhibition Spirited Creatures: Animal Representations in Chinese Silk and Lacquer, led by curator Pengliang Lu
This event is open to current special membership levels and guests only. For more information visit chinainstitute.org/join-support/membership.
Pengliang Lu, Henry A. Kissinger Curatorial Fellow, joined the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2013 to assist in the organization of and research for the 2017 exhibition Age of Empires: Chinese Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties, 221 B.C.–A.D. 220. From 2002 to 2008, he worked at the Shanghai Museum. Pengliang works with Chinese decorative arts and has published several articles on metal works, ceramics, textiles, and literati objects. He is also a PhD candidate at the Bard Graduate Center, conducting research on Chinese bronzes and antiquarianism of the 13th and 14th centuries.
Mei Mei Rado is a part-time professor of Fashion Studies at Parsons School of Design. A specialist of Chinese and European textiles and dress, Rado previously worked in several research and curatorial positions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Palace Museum, Beijing, and the Museum of Modern Art. She has contributed to major exhibitions, including China: Through the Looking Glass (2015) and Interwoven Globe: Worldwide Textile Trade (2013). In 2013, she was the guest curator for the special exhibition Shanghai Glamour: New Women, 1910s-40s at the Museum of Chinese in America. Rado has published and lectured widely on fashion and textiles. Her most recent publications can be found in academic journals such as Fashion Theory and Perspective: actualité en histoire de l’art.
This event has reached capacity. For questions or to register by phone, please contact Michael Liu at 212-744-8181 ext. 158 or by email at [email protected]