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Smith College plans events for 'Collecting Art of Asia' exhibit

  • Takano Miho's stoneware, clay slip and enamel piece titled "Chattering Girls in Spring" is shown Wednesday, February 27, 2013, as part of Smith College Art Museum's huge display of its Asian art up to celebrate the 100th anniversary of acquiring its first piece of such art.<br/><br/>SARAH CROSBY

    Takano Miho's stoneware, clay slip and enamel piece titled "Chattering Girls in Spring" is shown Wednesday, February 27, 2013, as part of Smith College Art Museum's huge display of its Asian art up to celebrate the 100th anniversary of acquiring its first piece of such art.

    SARAH CROSBY Purchase photo reprints »

  • Nam June Paik's piece titled "Internet Dweller" is shown Wednesday, February 27, 2013, as part of Smith College Art Museum's huge display of its Asian art up to celebrate the 100th anniversary of acquiring its first piece of such art. The piece features two vintage television cabinets, three KEC 9-inch televisions (model 9BND), two clocks, circuit boards and electric light fixtures.<br/><br/>SARAH CROSBY

    Nam June Paik's piece titled "Internet Dweller" is shown Wednesday, February 27, 2013, as part of Smith College Art Museum's huge display of its Asian art up to celebrate the 100th anniversary of acquiring its first piece of such art. The piece features two vintage television cabinets, three KEC 9-inch televisions (model 9BND), two clocks, circuit boards and electric light fixtures.

    SARAH CROSBY Purchase photo reprints »

  • A large Buddha is shown Wednesday, February 27, 2013, as part of Smith College Art Museum's huge display of its Asian art up to celebrate the 100th anniversary of acquiring its first piece of such art.<br/><br/>SARAH CROSBY

    A large Buddha is shown Wednesday, February 27, 2013, as part of Smith College Art Museum's huge display of its Asian art up to celebrate the 100th anniversary of acquiring its first piece of such art.

    SARAH CROSBY Purchase photo reprints »

  • Curators Aprile Gallante, left, Fan Zhang and Linda Muehling of Smith College Art Museum's huge display of Asian art pose Wednesday, February 27, 2013, in front of Yong Soon Min's revision of the piece "Movement," shown behind. The collection is displayed in celebration of the 100th anniversary of acquiring its first piece of such art.<br/><br/>SARAH CROSBY

    Curators Aprile Gallante, left, Fan Zhang and Linda Muehling of Smith College Art Museum's huge display of Asian art pose Wednesday, February 27, 2013, in front of Yong Soon Min's revision of the piece "Movement," shown behind. The collection is displayed in celebration of the 100th anniversary of acquiring its first piece of such art.

    SARAH CROSBY Purchase photo reprints »

  • A detail of Yong Soon Min's revision of the piece "Movement" is shown Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at the Smith College Art Museum.<br/><br/>SARAH CROSBY

    A detail of Yong Soon Min's revision of the piece "Movement" is shown Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at the Smith College Art Museum.

    SARAH CROSBY Purchase photo reprints »

  • Curator Fan Zhang of Smith College Art Museum's huge Asian art collection talks about several small pieces on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. The collection was set up to celebrate the 100th anniversary of acquiring its first piece of such art.<br/><br/>SARAH CROSBY

    Curator Fan Zhang of Smith College Art Museum's huge Asian art collection talks about several small pieces on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. The collection was set up to celebrate the 100th anniversary of acquiring its first piece of such art.

    SARAH CROSBY Purchase photo reprints »

  • Curator Linda Muehling of Smith College Art Museum talks about the large Buddha piece displayed as part of the huge Asian art collection set up to celebrate the 100th anniversary of acquiring its first piece of such art on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. <br/><br/>SARAH CROSBY

    Curator Linda Muehling of Smith College Art Museum talks about the large Buddha piece displayed as part of the huge Asian art collection set up to celebrate the 100th anniversary of acquiring its first piece of such art on Wednesday, February 27, 2013.

    SARAH CROSBY Purchase photo reprints »

  • Takano Miho's stoneware, clay slip and enamel piece titled "Chattering Girls in Spring" is shown Wednesday, February 27, 2013, as part of Smith College Art Museum's huge display of its Asian art up to celebrate the 100th anniversary of acquiring its first piece of such art.<br/><br/>SARAH CROSBY
  • Nam June Paik's piece titled "Internet Dweller" is shown Wednesday, February 27, 2013, as part of Smith College Art Museum's huge display of its Asian art up to celebrate the 100th anniversary of acquiring its first piece of such art. The piece features two vintage television cabinets, three KEC 9-inch televisions (model 9BND), two clocks, circuit boards and electric light fixtures.<br/><br/>SARAH CROSBY
  • A large Buddha is shown Wednesday, February 27, 2013, as part of Smith College Art Museum's huge display of its Asian art up to celebrate the 100th anniversary of acquiring its first piece of such art.<br/><br/>SARAH CROSBY
  • Curators Aprile Gallante, left, Fan Zhang and Linda Muehling of Smith College Art Museum's huge display of Asian art pose Wednesday, February 27, 2013, in front of Yong Soon Min's revision of the piece "Movement," shown behind. The collection is displayed in celebration of the 100th anniversary of acquiring its first piece of such art.<br/><br/>SARAH CROSBY
  • A detail of Yong Soon Min's revision of the piece "Movement" is shown Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at the Smith College Art Museum.<br/><br/>SARAH CROSBY
  • Curator Fan Zhang of Smith College Art Museum's huge Asian art collection talks about several small pieces on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. The collection was set up to celebrate the 100th anniversary of acquiring its first piece of such art.<br/><br/>SARAH CROSBY
  • Curator Linda Muehling of Smith College Art Museum talks about the large Buddha piece displayed as part of the huge Asian art collection set up to celebrate the 100th anniversary of acquiring its first piece of such art on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. <br/><br/>SARAH CROSBY

Smith College will host a number of events this weekend in connection with its “Collecting Art of Asia” exhibit. Here’s the schedule:

Friday

■ 4 to 6 p.m., art museum — hands-on art workshop for children ages 4+ and adults (while supplies last)

■ 6 to 6:30 p.m., art museum — informal guided gallery conversation about an art object

■ 7 p.m., Seelye Hall, Room 201 — screening of the films “Japan’s Killer Quake” and “Resilience — Protecting Today,” both of which examine Japan’s devastating March 2011 tsunami/earthquake and its aftermath

Saturday, March 9

■ 2:45 to 4:30 p.m., Nielson Library Browsing Room — panel discussion “Remembering Fukashima and Beyond: Challenge and Resilience After the Tsunami in Tohoku, Japan.”

The discussion and Friday’s films are sponsored by Smith’s department of East Asian Languages and Literature and the East Asian Studies program.

Related

Smith College Art Museum marks 100 years of Asian collections

Monday, March 11, 2013

A hundred years ago, Smith College had become well-established as a center of liberal arts education, with some 1,700 students and a strong focus on the arts. A campus museum, then known as the Hillyer Art Gallery, housed a small but growing collection of American and European art, and art classes were a key part of the curriculum. Asian art? … 0

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