Of Pigs and Palaces: The Story of Porcelain, San Diego Museum of Art, May 29


Date: May 29, 2014San-Diego-Museum-of-Art-246x300.jpg

Time: 1:00 pm

Museum Boardroom, United States

Porcelain, a pure white, high-firing clay that at its finest has the translucency and resonance of glass, was first discovered in China. There it was formed into elegant vessels for the nobility and later produced on a larger scale as a luxury export to the Middle East, Europe, and beyond. Meher McArthur, independent Asian Art curator, author, and educator, will discuss the origins of porcelain in China, the styles produced for domestic and foreign patrons, and the related wares of Korea and Japan.

Free AAC | $10 Museum members | $12 nonmembers | $8 students

The San Diego Museum of Art
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