Face pot, 5200–5000 BCE, ceramic, Biatorbágy-Tyúkberek, Hungary, H. 31.2 cm, Diam. 11 cm (rim), Diam. 8.5 cm (base), Budapest History Museum, Budapest, Hungary: 2019.13.36.1. Photo © Field Museum, photographer Ádám Vágó.
Wagon model, 800–700 BCE, bronze and iron, Bujoru, Romania, L. 26 cm (max.), W. 15.5 cm (max.), H. 16.5 cm (max.), National History Museum of Romania, Bucharest, Romania: 135281. Photo © Field Museum, photographer Ádám Vágó.
Rhyton, 375–325 BCE, silver gilt, Zlatinitsa-Malomirovo, Bulgaria, H. 17 cm, Diam. (rim) 9.9 cm, National History Museum, Sofia, Bulgaria: 50456. Photo © Field Museum, photographer Ádám Vágó.
Organized by China Institute
In Partnership with the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW)
Join China Institute on a fieldtrip to Ritual and Memory at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) to learn, make connections and get inspired by ancient civilizations across Europe and Asia.
Ritual and Memory, organized by ISAW in partnership with the Field Museum, presents works from the Neolithic Period through the Iron Age in ancient Europe. Showcasing ritual objects used by men and women, warriors and wives, kings and farmers, in celebrations and in funerals, the exhibition invites viewers to consider beliefs, ritual practices, and community organization in the ancient civilizations of the Balkan region. For more information, please visit https://ritualandmemory.com/home-info#introduction
This fieldtrip is in compliment to China Institute’s professional development series: Art, Ritual and Religion: Bronze Vessels to Buddha Images. While the PD series examines the bridges between the living and the dead through China’s ancient artifacts including those from the Bronze Age, a fieldtrip into the ancient civilizations in a European region provides an exciting opportunity to understand the world history and culture in a broader scheme when boundaries set by time and space are challenged.
Both the fieldtrip and the series are led by art historian and ISAW Research Associate Annette Juliano, who will guide participants to delve into the ancient civilizations of both worlds. Prof. Annette Juliano holds a PhD in in Early Chinese Art from NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts. She began her academic career at Vassar College, followed by Brooklyn College of the City of New York, then Rutgers University-Newark Campus, and finally at ISAW the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University. Her interests have been focused on early Chinese art from the Neolithic through the Tang Dynasty (ca. 5,000 BCE through 906 CE); Her particular focus has been on Art from the Silk Road and Buddhist and Tomb sculpture and painting from the years known as the Northern and Southern Dynasties period, 4-7th centuries. At the Clarke Art Museum, Williamstown, MA, she organized and curated Unearthed. Perhaps her best-known exhibition remains Monks and Merchants, at Asia Society, NYC.
Group meets at 5 PM, November 4, 15 East 84th Street, New York, NY 10028
A reception will follow after the gallery tour
2 hours of CTLE credits are offered for New York State teachers attending this program.
This series is made possible through the support of the Chinese International Education Foundation, and generous supporters of China Institute.
Yongqiang Lin, [email protected]