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Masterpieces of Asian Art (iTunes U)

A series of lectures (about 45 min. per part)
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This lecture series focuses on masterpieces or iconic masterworks in the Asian Art Museum's collection. In addition to aesthetic qualities, other pertinent aspects are discussed such as context (historical, cultural, and artistic), usage, and production techniques.

Download the series via the black "Get it on iTunes U" button above or view the playlist on YouTube. The lectures in this series are as follows:

  1. Introduction to Asian Art Masterpieces (Part 1 and Part 2)
    Dany Chan, Asian Art Museum
  2. A Unique Pair: The Bronze Rhinoceros and Its Collector (Part 1 and Part 2)
    Jay Xu, Asian Art Museum
  3. The Buddha Triumphing Over Mara: Form and Meaning in Buddhist Art (Part 1 and Part 2)
    Susan Huntington, Ohio State University
  4. The Divine Royal Couple: Shiva and Parvati from Angkor (Part 1 and Part 2)
    Forrest McGill, Asian Art Museum
  5. Jin Dynasty (1115-1234) Painting: Travelers Amoung Valleys and Peaks (Part 1 and Part 2)
    Stephen Little, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  6. Kangxi Rouleau Vase with Women Warriors of the Yang Family (Part 1 and Part 2)
    Robert Mowry, Harvard University
  7. First Under Heaven: Korean Celadons in the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392) (Part 1 and Part 2)
    Hyonjeong Kim Han, Asian Art Museum
  8. A Story of a Korean Scholar's Accoutrement Painting (Part 1 and Part 2)
    Kumja Paik Kim, Asian Art Museum
  9. Royal Rides: Asian Art Museum's Silver Howdah (Part 1 and Part 2)
    John Henry Rice, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
  10. Timurid Jade Cup (Part 1 and Part 2)
    Qamar Adamjee, Asian Art Museum 
  11. Bonten and Taishakuten (Part 1 and Part 2)
    Samuel Morse, Amherst College
  12. 338 Buddha (Part 1 and Part 2)
    Michael Knight, Asian Art Museum
  13. Time Travel in Two Tibetan Thangka: The Magical Art of Riwoche Monastery (Part 1 and Part 2)
    Jeffrey Durham, Asian Art Museum

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