conjunction with the special exhibition, Mother-of-Pearl
Lacquerware from Korea, on view in the Tateuchi gallery through October,
the museum presents a symposium that delves into the mysterious qualities of
mother-of-pearl shells and East Asian lacquer. Join us as Kyeongmi Joo of
National University will speak on the art historical context of
Korean mother-of-pearl lacquerware. Conservators Herant Khanjian and Colleen
O’Shea will talk about the East Asian lacquer project in specific reference to
the Korean mother-of-pearl lacquer objects that were conserved for this
exhibition. Marianne Webb will provide an in-depth overview of East Asian
lacquer conservation techniques, and artist and professor Sunhwa Kim of Buffalo State will talk about the uses of mother-of-pearl lacquer
in contemporary East Asian art and the challenges she faces when working with
Download the program here
After the symposium,
learn from mother-of-pearl lacquer artist Kwangwoo Bae as he demonstrates
different techniques in inlaying mother-of-pearl.
Students can use the promo code LACQUER2016 to receive a discount when purchasing tickets and must present their student IDs upon arrival.