Symposium: Saturday, May 3, 10 am to 4 pm
On opening day of our new exhibition Tales of Two Cities: New York & Beijing, the Bruce Museum will hold a day-long symposium which seeks to foster sensitivity, appreciation and understanding of diversity and promote cultural diplomacy through the arts.
10 am, Introductions: Susan Ball, Deputy Director, Bruce Museum, Curators, Michelle Y. Loh, Pan Qing and Sarah McNaughton, and art advisor John Rajchman.
10:30 am, Lecture: Invisible Futures: Cultural Landscape in Post-Mao China. Yibing Huang, Associate professor of Chinese at Connecticut College. Professor Huang will discuss modern and contemporary Chinese literature, cinema and popular culture.
11:30 am, Curators’ Tour of the exhibition with Michelle Y. Loh, Pan Qing, and Sarah McNaughton.
12:30 pm, Lunch on your own, restaurant list available.
2:00 – 4:00 pm, Panel Discussions: In Conversation with Artists
2:00 pm, Simon Lee & Chen Shaoxiong, Joan Snyder and Wei Jia, Jorge Tacla and Li Taihuan. Moderator: Christopher Phillips, curator at International Center of Photography. Facilitator: Sarah McNaughton
3:00 pm, Alois Kronschlaeger & Lin Yan, Michelle Fornabai & Qin Feng. Moderators: Mark Wasuita, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture and Director of Exhibitions, Columbia University’s GSAPP, and Pan Qing.
Reservations are strongly suggested; call 203-869-0376. Members $15, non-members $25; students with valid ID $5. Sign up now!