|Date: December 9, 1999
Contact: Ankeney Weitz
Phone: (207) 872-3102
Asian Art from the Colby Collection on Exhibit
"Ancient and New, Low and High: Asian Art from the Colby College Collection" will be on view at the museum Saturday, December 11, through Sunday, March 26. The exhibit is organized by students in Colby Colleges "Survey of Asian Art" course. There will be an opening reception on Friday, December 10, from 3-4 p.m. The show illustrates the breadth and variety of the visual arts in Asiafrom Neolithic jugs to modern painting and from folk art to imperial silk gowns.
Students selected the examples of Asian art from the colleges permanent collection and wrote informative labels for each work. Pieces are paired to provide interpretive comparisons of differences and similarities in Asian art. The exhibit includes: silk imperial robes from the Qing dynasty, China (19th century); a funerary horse from the Han dynasty, China (202-221); landscape prints by Ando Hiroshige, Japan (19th century), an oil on canvas Traces Dans la Ville by Zao Wou-ki (1954); a palm leaf Buddhist sutra, Cambodia (20th century); and an Indian folk-style painting by Jamini Roy (20th century).
Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The public is invited, and admission is free. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities. For additional information, please call 872-3228.